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 has happened 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

Domestic abuse has increased during lockdown. If you are a victim of domestic abuse, find out how you can get help.

April 2021 updates

England entered a new national lockdown in January. A roadmap for easing restrictions has now been published; as of 29 March, people were permitted to gather outside in groups of six or two households. On 12 April, certain non-essential businesses such as pubs and hairdressers will open. This includes Telford’s libraries. Please see the website for information about the current restrictions.

After becoming a ‘hotspot’ in late February and early March, COVID-19 infection rates in Telford & Wrekin are now below the national average, and appear to have levelled-off

Telford & Wrekin Council now operates eight locations where you can pick up a rapid test kit. The Council is encouraging people who must travel to work to get tested twice a week.

Vaccinations continue Telford & Wrekin. If you meet certain criteria, you no longer need to wait for an invitation for a vaccine – you can book your vaccination online.

The NHS will never charge you for a vaccination, or ask you for bank details to confirm your identity.  Watch out for scams and fraudsters.

Face coverings in shops and supermarkets were made compulsory for many people from 24 July 2020

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.

In October the government introduced local COVID alerts, which rated areas either ‘Medium’, ‘High’, or ‘Very High’, with increasing restrictions for each rating. For the time being, however, the national lockdown has replaced COVID alert levels

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