LOCAL UPDATE: Targeted testing in Oldbury and Tipton & £2 million for rough sleepers hub in Wolverhampton.
After a case of the South African variant of coronavirus was detected, there is targeted testing in Tipton and Oldbury.
People aged sixteen and over in certain streets in Oldbury and Tipton are being asked to take a rapid Covid nineteen test after a case of the South African variant was detected. A mobile testing unit has been set up in a Puregym car park in Dudley Port.
Next, City of Wolverhampton Council has outlined up to two million pounds investment in a rough sleepers hub. Council leader Councillor Ian Brookfield said, "We will continue to help rough sleepers rebuild their lives. We have a clear message that no-one needs to sleep out on our city streets." A suitable location is still to be decided.
Finally, the Police and Crime Commissioner has approved the donation of around seven hundred old police laptops to help young people in the region without access to a computer. This is to help all children catch up on missed work as schools reopen.
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