Coronavirus Weekly Update From The City Council 27 February 2021

Welcome to the coronavirus weekly update from Birmingham City Council 27 Feb 21.

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.
You can find a full suite of information about Covid-19 on the council’s website.

Covid-19 news

Are you over 60? You’re now eligible to book an appointment for your COVID-19 vaccination. Schedule your appointment today or by calling 119.

Stay Home after you have had the COVID-19 vaccination. You still need to follow the rules, even if you have been vaccinated.

Rapid COVID-19 testing is now available at Birmingham Hippodrome for Birmingham residents and workers, 7 days a week, 8am – 6pm. These tests are for people who do NOT have symptoms but may be infectious. Other testing locations are also available.

Making an essential journey on public transport? You should: wear a face covering in stations and on board; keep a space; carry hand sanitiser; and pay for your tickets in advance, or use contactless or Swift Card.

If you are a Birmingham based taxi driver, are registered with Birmingham City Council and have struggled financially because of COVID-19, you may be eligible for a support grant of £1,000.

If you haven’t seen it yet, catch up on a video with councillors from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds who have joined together to promote the Covid-19 vaccine uptake within BAME communities across the city.

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 2022 will have the biggest sports programme in Commonwealth Games history – and the Organising Committee has released the latest version of the competition schedule. Make sure you’re on the starting blocks for Games news by signing up to the mailing list to get the B2022 updates delivered directly.

Rough sleeping across Birmingham has reduced by two thirds thanks to the city’s response to the government’s call for ‘Everyone In’ which began at the start of the pandemic last March.

Birmingham residents in receipt of Council Tax Support will receive a £275 discount on their 2021/ 2022 council tax bill following a decision by Birmingham City Council to provide increased aid to 61,000 of the city’s most struggling households.

Are you ready for a breath of fresh air?  Get ready for Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone, launching 1 June 2021.

Early bird discount for garden waste collections ends 28 February – book now at the discounted rate for fortnightly collections March – December.

Monday 1 March is secondary school offer day. For online applications offers by email should arrive by 4pm, with the written offer from 2 March.

The EU Settlement Scheme makes it easy for EU Citizens living in the UK, and their family members, to get the immigration status they need.

A fly-tipper whose activity blighted Wolseley Drive, Ward End has been sentenced to 13 months in prison, at Birmingham Crown Court.

JOIN US: More green, open space across Birmingham will provide a range of economic, social & environmental benefits. We’re hosting a webinar, available from 10am on 4 March to discuss how we can ensure it’s a City of Nature by 2040.

Meet your local councillor at free to attend online Birmingham Ward Forums. Check for upcoming dates.

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