Coronavirus Weekly Update From The City Council 14 November 2020

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

To all of us celebrating Diwali, we’re being asked to stay at home for it, this year, to protect family and friends from COVID. As ever, we must celebrate safely – and show we care – by washing our hands, wearing a face covering, and making space.

Don’t forget, if YOU live by yourself, you can form a support bubble with one other household: this could make a BIG difference for you. Once you’re in a bubble, you can have close contact with each other as if you were part of the same household.

Have YOU tried the NHS COVID app yet? Go on: help us all protect ourselves, families and communities. It’s available nationally, across England and Wales, from Google or Apple. Find out more.

Parent or carer? Have your say about how COVID has impacted on your childcare. The Early Years and Childcare Service is keen to hear YOUR views, by 29 November.

Childcare provider? Have YOUR say about how COVID has impacted on your business! The Early Years and Childcare Service wants to hear your views, too: by 25 November.

Birmingham libraries are moving to order and collect only – in line with recent government restrictions. Find out more.

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

It’s Living Wage Week – and, Cllr John Cotton, Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion, Community Safety and Equalities, has been talking about why Birmingham needs to become a Living Wage City.

Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid continues to provide support for women and children affected by domestic abuse. Their free helpline – on 0808 800 0028 – is open daily, from 9.15am-5.15pm; with web chat also available, Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm, if you can’t talk. Find out more.

There’s still time to have your say in our Commonwealth Games survey. Plus, our latest Games blog from discusses the positivity Birmingham 2022 can bring to the city – and how you can get involved. Take a look.

If YOUR youngster is due to start primary school in September 2021, you’ll find all the information you’ll need – including school admission arrangements – on our website. And you can apply online any time before the deadline of 15 January 2021.

Did YOU know Birmingham Royal Ballet is 30? We’ve supported a FREE online show that’s available worldwide from 19 Nov for 7 days. Don’t miss it!

Whether you’re still working in the city centre – or live in the area – there are plenty of venues still offering takeaway and delivery services. There’s a great list, from Independent Birmingham – here. The Jewellery Quarter BID (Business Improvement District) has launched a new destination website. The aim is to make it easier for you to discover and explore local businesses during the second national lockdown. Here it is.

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