Coronavirus weekly update from Birmingham City Council
Welcome to the coronavirus weekly update from Birmingham City Council.
The weekly update lets you know about Birmingham City Council’s services, public health information, general advice on Covid-19, and other relevant news from the council and our partners so that we can keep you informed. If you have friends and family who are not online, please share the information in this bulletin with them.
You can find a full suite of information about Covid-19 on the council’s website.
Thousands of face masks for the council to give to its key workers have been donated by the Overseas Chinese Association (Birmingham).
Voluntary, community and faith groups are invited to bid to the city council for grants to help support vulnerable adults affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Grants for community, voluntary and faith groups that support children and families through Covid-19 have also been launched.
The council has recently reviewed its policy on cemetery opening times in relation to Covid-19. From 21 April 2020, cemeteries will open each day for two hours, after burials have been completed. The times of opening for individual sites may vary as the need for more burials becomes evident. Please visit the council’s website for individual site details.
Four Birmingham councillors have condemned verbal and physical abuse towards council staff in a cross-party statement.
The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Mohammed Azim, and Cllr John Cotton, Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion, Community Safety and Equalities, have written to communities about keeping safe during Ramadan. You can get more guidance on observing Ramadan at home here. Cllr Waseem Zaffar, Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment, has recorded a special message in English and Mirpuri.