Coronavirus Weekly Update From The City Council 1 April 2021

Welcome to the coronavirus weekly update from Birmingham City Council 1 April 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 ‘stay at home’ rule is now lifted – but you should continue to work from home if you can, plus limit the number of people you come into contact with.

Two households or a group of up to six people CAN meet outdoors – but you must NOT meet anyone indoors unless you live with them, or they are in your support bubble.

With lockdown easing and the recent good weather, we know you’ll be keen to use our parks and open spaces – but PLEASE maintain social distance. Barbeques are NOT allowed – and please dispose of your litter responsibly.

With more than 30 million UK people having had their first COVID jab, high-profile local celebrities like Sir Lenny Henry are asking ALL communities to trust the facts from doctors, and get vaccinated. Find out how YOU will be contacted for YOUR jab.

Plus, DON’T FORGET COVID 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. 

Local news

Excited about the 2022 Commonwealth Games? Don’t miss the latest 22 Voices podcast which features superstar heptathlete, Katarina Johnson-Thompson. Listen to the Games podcast NOW.

Want to vote by post at the local elections in May? The deadline to apply is 20 April.

It’s Autism Awareness Week. Both deafness and autism can have a significant impact on communication and language development – and the NHS has helpful information.

Do YOU know of any empty properties that could be put to use? Report an empty home here.

Want to find out more about the Clean Air Zone? We’re hosting a FREE webinar on the Zone on 8 April, what it will mean for you and support available.

Businesses with vehicles that may be subject to the daily charge when Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone launches on 1 June can see a demonstration of the payment service.

More than 60 drivers from one of Birmingham’s biggest taxi companies have already converted their vehicles to run on LPG fuel, which complies with Clean Air Zone regulations.

Planning a trip to the tip? From yesterday, 1 April, our five household recycling centres have changed to their summer opening hours.

Deadline to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme is 30 June. FREE SUPPORT to make an EU settlement application is available in Birmingham.

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

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