Coronavirus Weekly Update From The City Council 3 March 2021

Welcome to the coronavirus weekly update from Birmingham City Council 3 March 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

The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective – and gives you the best protection against coronavirus. Don’t delay in getting YOUR vaccine when it’s offered to you.

There are several COVID mobile lateral flow testing units operating in Birmingham. These will move to different locations around the city – and tests can be pre-booked online. See details of current locations and opening times. 

Even after you’ve had the COVID jab, it’s vital you continue to follow COVID safety guidance in the workplace – and only go to your workplace if you can’t work from home. 

If YOU have any of the following COVID symptoms – high temperature; new, continuous cough; loss or change of smell or taste – DON’T leave home for 10 days, except to get a test. You can book a test online.

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

Celebrate the Commonwealth Games YOUR way! Apply today to receive a grant for anything between £100 to £10,000 through the Celebrating Communities Small Grants Funding Scheme.

WEBINAR: enjoy our City of Nature discussion on YouTube with a panel incl. Simon Needle, Jaqueline Homan, Kathryn Moore, Ric Bravery, Simon Slater and Tariq Shaikh discussing aims to put nature at the heart of Brum. Take a look NOW!

Look out for YOUR access code to complete the Census 2021 soon. We’re urging everyone in Brum to help their community by taking part in the Census.

Better mental health helps us at work, at home – and changes the way we feel about ourselves. Discover ways to help improve YOUR mental wellbeing.

TREE-MENDOUS! Birmingham has been named as a Tree City of the World for the second year running! Find out why

COVID has made many of us reassess our jobs and careers. Would YOU like to join a unique profession that helps shape the lives of the next generation? Hear a local teacher talk about their career.

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