Coronavirus Weekly Update From The City Council 30 October 2020

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

Happy Halloween! Help to stop the spread of COVID and stay safe – keep to the rule of six outdoors and only mix  with people you live with or your support bubble when indoors. COVID restrictions remain in place in Birmingham. DON’T: meet people socially anywhere indoors; ONLY meet people outdoors in groups of up to 6; WORK from home if possible; and REDUCE your number of journeys

Remember: washing your hands with soap and water is one of the simplest but most effective things you can do to protect yourself against COVID. So: whether you’ve come home from school or the shops, or are going to prepare food or have a meal, remember – always wash your hands!

Applications are now live for Test and Trace Support payments. If you are on a low income, and have been advised to self-isolate, you can now apply for a £500 payment if you can’t work from home.

Got symptoms? Get tested! If YOU have COVID symptoms, or receive a positive test result, you must now self-isolate for 10 days. People in your household should continue to self-isolate for 14 days. Call 119 or click here.

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

Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022: a Games for everyone! Get involved, find out more and shape the future. Take the Games survey now!

Birmingham City Council  has become an early adopter of the RACE Equality Code 2020, to tackle boardroom race equality. The code draws together more than 200 recommendations. It provides one set of standards – plus an overarching accountability framework based on current laws, codes and best practice.

Burial space in the Muslim section of Handsworth Cemetery is very sadly almost up to capacity – and there are fewer than 70 places available for other religions. However, there is still provision in other parts of the city.

Birmingham Household Recycling Centres switch to winter opening hours from 1 November. Make sure you’ve pre-booked a slot before visiting.

Harborne Lane in Selly Oak is now open to two-way traffic. Take extra care in the area as you get used to the new layout.

Make sure you’re ready for the new on-street parking restrictions in Digbeth set to be introduced 2 November. Find out more including applying for permits here.

Have YOUR say on the Birmingham Parks Survey 2020. These are done every two years to find out how satisfied you are with local parks – and what improvements YOU’D like to see. 

And, finally…join us on 6 November, at 9am, for a Clean Air Zone Breakfast Briefing – so we can get ready for June 2021! Find out more.

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