Coronavirus Weekly Update From The City Council 12 April 2021

Welcome to the coronavirus weekly update from Birmingham City Council 12 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. .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-19 news

Following confirmation that non-essential retail and outdoor hospitality reopens on Monday 12 April, Birmingham City Council has revealed new temporary measures to support businesses.

With hospitality set to reopen on Monday here are some of the key dos/ don’ts for businesses: Complete a risk assessment; Follow social distancing; Report positive Covid tests from staff; manage queues; no customers indoors; register customer details; and use booking systems where possible.

Follow the Government’s four-step roadmap out of lockdown.

A Lateral Flow Test (or LFT) is a Covid test for people without symptoms, that provides results in 24 hours. A great solution as we start to get out and about, helping you to stay safe and keeping others safe as well. Find a local LFT test site.

With more than 31 million UK people having had their first COVID jab, don’t delay in getting your vaccine when it is offered to you. Find out how YOU will be contacted for YOUR jab.

Visit the council’s website for translated audio and written information on Coronavirus Test and Trace. Please share this information with people you know who will need translated information.

For latest updates and advice on Coronavirus, please visit the government website. 

Local news

There’s less than 8 weeks until Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone goes live. If you have questions, register for a free webinar or if you can’t join us live, watch back in your own time.

The council has published its Active Travel review. The comprehensive review was launched in November 2020 to assess the impact and effectiveness of the emergency transport measures introduced as Birmingham emerged from the national lockdown.

The deadline to register to vote in May’s elections is fast-approaching. Don’t miss out, register to vote by 19 April. The candidates lists for upcoming elections have also been released.

Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park reopened to the public on Monday (12 April). You must pre-book your tickets if you wish to visit.

Worried about finding activities for the children over the remaining Easter holidays? Check out Birmingham’s virtual Easter Holiday programme.

The Muslin holy month of Ramadan, begins on 12/13 April. Ramadan, like in 2020, will be different from previous years. The Muslim Council of Britain has provided guidance and advice to observe Ramadan safely.

Vaisakhi, on 13 April, will also be different from previous years. We hope those celebrating have a safe and peaceful Vaisakhi.

Planning a trip to the tip? Don’t forget, 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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