Coronavirus weekly update from Birmingham City Council
Welcome to the coronavirus weekly update from Birmingham City Council.
The 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.
Birmingham has experienced difficult times during Covid-19 but as a city we are coming out of this crisis stronger. The online book of memories is here to help share your stories. Share your memory here.
A floral display is being constructed in front of the Council House, city centre, as a gesture of thanks from the council to key workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
Following new guidance from the government, the council has increased the number of mourners allowed to attend funerals from six to 16.
The council’s Public Health team has developed an engagement campaign to further support BAME, Disabled, and LGBT communities, citywide, during the coronavirus pandemic.
Small businesses which have suffered financial hardship due to COVID-19 have until 14 June 2020 to apply to be considered for a discretionary grant payment, in the latest measure to support businesses impacted by coronavirus.
If you are a Commercial Tenant with the council, we urge you to make sure you get in touch if you need further support with anything in these difficult times. Please email: BPSPPIU@birmingham.gov.uk
On Monday 8 June, main works on the Perry Barr highway improvement scheme will begin, meaning some changes to travel in the area. The highway improvement scheme is one part of the wider regeneration of Perry Barr. The aim is to keep disruption to a minimum, but some will be unavoidable.
As aspects of daily life begin returning to normal, the city council is preparing to reintroduce parking charges and enforcement activities from 15 June.
Don’t forget to listen to the first episode of the council’s new podcast Let’s Be Together. The council’s leader Cllr Ian Ward and our Director of Public Health Dr Justin Varney discuss coronavirus lockdown in Birmingham. The podcast is available on Apple and Spotify.
We know it has been a difficult time for everyone, but please help Birmingham City Council by sharing how you’ve been impacted by Covid-19. Complete the survey to help refine Birmingham’s recovery response, proposals, and priorities.
Join Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park for another ‘virtual’ tour of the park. Featuring the Red Pandas, the Otters, Binturong and some of the Tamarins!
Visiting one of Birmingham’s parks or open spaces this week? Please continue to observe guidelines on social distancing and remember barbecues and fires are not permitted. Please take any litter/waste away with you and do follow these water safety rules.
Face coverings will be mandatory for passengers on public transport in England, from 15 June. Passengers must wear a face covering on their journey to help protect against transmission when social distancing is not possible.
Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do. The government has set out its plan to return life to as near normal as we can.
Protect your family and friends against coronavirus. If you have tested positive for coronavirus, share your recent close contacts with the Test and Trace service.
Before you open your business, you need to carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment. The government has set out practical actions for businesses to take based on 5 main steps.
For latest updates and advice on coronavirus, please visit the government website.
All the important official advice to help restrict the spread coronavirus and how to deal with any infection can be found on the NHS website.