Calls to boycott Wolverhampton shops and pubs flouting rules

Health chiefs in Wolverhampton have urged people to avoid businesses which are not doing enough to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Leaders in the city said shoppers, diners and drinkers should "vote with their feet" and avoid those who aren't doing enough.

It comes as coronavirus cases still remain prevalent – with 33 cases recorded up to August 29, with the rate being 12.5 per 100,000.

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Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, Wolverhampton Council's cabinet member for public health and wellbeing, said: "Covid-19 is a serious illness and we’re still seeing too many cases of it in Wolverhampton.

"It is the responsibility of us all to do our bit to stop the spread of the virus and not let the sacrifices and progress we’ve made over the last few months go to waste.

"I would urge people to vote with their feet and avoid businesses that aren’t taking coronavirus seriously. If a shop, pub or restaurant isn’t keeping you safe, don't go there; instead support local businesses that are doing the right thing."

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