Cornbow Shopping Centre in Halesowen The figures were for visitors heading to Halesowen’s Cornbow Shopping Centre last week.Bosses are worried figures will be even higher today, while kids are
off for the February half-term. The figure for visitors at the Cornbow Centre only peaked at around 60,000 throughout the very first lockdown.Under current lockdown guidelines, people ought to remain at home unless looking for necessities or to exercise, or if they have to leave home to go to work.If people do have to leave house, they ought to remain in their area unless it is needed to travel even more for work.’Very worrying figures’Karen Wright, director of public health at Dudley Council, said:” The figures for the Cornbow are extremely concerning.”We need to advise individuals that they must be remaining at home unless it is absolutely required. This reduces social contact, and lowers possibilities people
spreading the virus.” With a statement from the Prime Minister imminent relating to the easing of the lockdown, we
require to do all we can to put ourselves in a position where the federal government feels confident it can re-open the economy and schools.”We all have a part to play because, and I would prompt people to reconsider and think about whether trips are necessary before leaving their homes. That applies to the entire district and all our town centres of
course, not simply Halesowen.” Eve O’Connor, manager of the Cornbow Centre in Halesowen, included:”The Cornbow Centre has traded throughout the pandemic serving our regional neighborhood securely.
“We would like to advise our clients under the current regulations they must just be buying essentials.” Please shop alone if possible, this assists keep other consumers and the essential key workers safe.”