Welcome to the coronavirus weekly update from Birmingham City Council 27 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.
This week it has been a year since the first UK COVID lockdown – and Lord Mayor, Cllr Mohammed Azim (@BrumLordMayor) has been tweeting how impressed he’s been by Birmingham communities coming together. He’s written to more than 1,000 volunteers and groups to say THANK YOU.
Birmingham Poet Laureate, Casey Bailey, has been virtually performing his new work, commemorating those lives and loved ones lost since the UK first went into lockdown. COVID has indeed changed our lives – but we can be proud of how we’ve responded.
COVID has had a huge impact on children and young people. Birmingham-based schools, colleges and training providers are being encouraged to take part in a COVID impact survey, to help with the development of support.
As we remember those who lost lives and loved ones on the first anniversary of our national lockdown, you can record YOUR experiences of these unprecedented times in our COVID Book of Memories which is open for all.
Almost 29 million people in the UK have now had their first COVID-19 vaccination. Don’t delay in getting yours when it is offered to you. Find out how you will be contacted for your coronavirus vaccination.
Fancy using an e-scooter to get to your COVID vaccination? Discounted Voi e-scooter rides are being offered both to and from the vaccination sites – with an £8 discount to riders, covering the entire or a part of the trip.
Plus, DON’T FORGET COVID-19 Testing is available across the city for ANYONE WITHOUT symptoms who lives OR works in Birmingham.
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.
Would YOU like to pose with the latest Birmingham celebrity? Perry – our colourful new Commonwealth Games mascot – has been unveiled this week: and, if you visit the Games website, you can use a special camera filter to picture yourself with Perry in your home or garden, then share your snaps on social media.
If Perry has got you fired up for the Games, you can show YOUR Birmingham 2022 pride with a new range of merchandise. A new virtual Games shop is now open – with hundreds more products set to be stocked in coming months!
Birmingham is set to be a breath of fresh air – and Motorpoint has been appointed to deliver the city’s Clean Air Zone’s Scrappage and Mobility Scheme. This will offer city centre workers the chance to scrap their old car for £2,000 towards a compliant vehicle or travel credit.
Do YOU have a child with Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND)? Discover how you can get SEND help as early and easily as possible.
Last Sunday was 2021 Census Day – and we must ALL fill it in by law. But, if you haven’t done yours yet, don’t worry: you still have time to complete it – and help is available if you need it to complete YOUR census.
Council questions? Did YOU know you can contact our council Customer Services team on Twitter, to help you with any service enquiries you may have? Use this hashtag: @BCC_Help