The global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is causing unprecedented disruption to normal British life.

From the nationwide lockdown to the suspension or alteration of many services, a lot is happening in a short space of time. Many people have questions or are unsure of what to do.

Lawley and Overdale Parish Council wants to try and help its residents through this time, so we are building this central coronavirus page. As well as national information, we are compiling information and links about local changes that you may need to know.

As per our office closure announcement, Lawley and Overdale Parish Council staff are currently working from home and the office is closed to all visitors. We are still available for contact through our usual channels, however, as are our councillors

If you can’t find something you are looking for here, please get in touch with us and we’ll do our best to help you. 

For the latest government bulletins, advice, and information on the outbreak, visit

Note: new registrations for ‘clinically extremely vulnerable people’ are now closed, as people will no longer be advised to ‘shield’ as of 1 August 2020. If you’ve already signed-up as a ‘clinically extremely vulnerable person’, your final package of food and basic supplies will be sent to you by 31 July 2020. If you already have access to priority supermarket deliveries, you will keep it. 

The government has recently announced that face coverings in shops and supermarkets will be compulsory for many people from 24 July 2020. Make sure you’re prepared!

Find out more about face coverings, including when you need to wear one, how to use store, and wash them, and who is exempt from wearing them.

As coronavirus infections rise nationwide, the government has implemented the ‘Rule of Six’. It restricts social gatherings from multiple households to a maximum of six people, outside of work and education settings. Find out more about the ‘Rule of Six’ on the website.

More stringent measures were introduced on 21 September, including a requirement for taxi passengers to wear face masks, pubs and restaurants to close at 10pm, and a renewed call for people to work from home where possible. Read the full list of new coronavirus measures on the website.

In October the government introduced local COVID alerts, which rates areas either ‘Medium’, ‘High’, or ‘Very High’, with increasing restrictions for each rating. Find out more about the local COVID alerts system on the website. Telford & Wrekin is currently rated ‘Medium’.

Lawley and Overdale Parish Council takes no responsibility for the content of external links.