Coronavirus Weekly Update From The City Council 19 September

Local and Covid related news.

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.

Covid guidance

Birmingham has new restrictions in place. Residents must not mix with any other households in private homes or private gardens, except for those in a support bubble. Here are some answers to frequently-asked-questions. And, watch this message from Birmingham City Council’s leader, Cllr Ian Ward, here.

The leaders of Birmingham, Sandwell and Solihull councils have joined forces to issue a statement on how the local hospitality sector and customers can help keep everyone as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The NHS COVID-19 app has several new features to help protect you and your loved ones, including: alerts based on your postcode district; QR check-in at venues; symptom checker; and test booking. Find out more. If you have COVID-19 symptoms, you must get a test. If you don’t have symptoms, don’t get a test. We all need to play our part to protect the NHS Test and Trace service for those who really need it.

A Birmingham bar has had its licence revoked for flouting Covid-19 rules. PB’s in Key Hill, Hockley, had its licence revoked after West Midlands police officers saw breaches of regulations on at least seven occasions. Pubs, restaurants and other venues across England should download a QR code poster to help trace and stop the spread of coronavirus.

Due to a rise in the number of cases and the city being placed on a national watchlist, we have launched a new drop and collect service to provide citizens with an easier opportunity to get tested for coronavirus. We’ll be knocking on doors in different areas of Birmingham to offer the free coronavirus tests. Volunteers simply drop off a test, tell you everything you need to know, and come back to collect within the hour. Even if you do not have symptoms, to prevent the spread of the virus, if you are offered a test, please take it. 

With schools having re-opened and commuters returning to work, transport services are predicted to be busier between 3:30pm and 4:30pm. Please consider travelling outside of these times where possible. Plan ahead and check journey times.

If you’ve had coronavirus, it’s understandable that you’ll want to get back to normal as quickly as possible — but it can take time. Find out how the NHS Your Covid Recovery website can help.

Every Mind Matters has just released new, practical tips and advice to help look after the mental wellbeing of children and young people.

Visit the council’s website for translated audio and written information on Coronavirus Test and Trace.

For latest updates and advice on coronavirus, please visit the government website.

Local news

The council has reopened certain leisure facilities with a limited programme. Remember, COVID-19 hasn’t gone and there are new safety measures to keep everyone safe.

As construction work continues on the Perry Barr Residential Scheme, Birmingham City Council is asking the people of the city to help name six new roads in Perry Barr.

Small grants totalling almost £15,000 have been given to 17 Birmingham community groups by Alexander Stadium’s official contractor, McLaughlin & Harvey, through the You Matters Communities initiative.

A share of £600,000 has been awarded to three West Midlands organisations to create inclusive arts and cultural projects linked to the Commonwealth Games, following a collaboration between the Olympic legacy funder Spirit of 2012 and Birmingham 2022.

Birmingham Mobile Library Service is back on the road and has a revised timetable.

Forward Carers is holding a Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Briefing Parent Webinar on 29 Sept at 1.30pm and repeated on 1 Oct at 10am. This is a general introduction to SEND support services.

Nominations for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2021 close on 25 September!

Find out more about Connect to Support a website that aims to help citizens stay independent for longer by providing them with resources to look after themselves, stay safe and connected with their local community.


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