Coronavirus Weekly Update From The City Council 7 May 2021

All adults in England without symptoms can now easily get free rapid COVID-19 tests. You can order or collect packs of tests to do at home and report your results online

Welcome to the coronavirus weekly update from Birmingham City Council 7 May 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

Mild COVID-19 symptoms for you could make others seriously ill. Don’t guess. Get a test. Book your test. Use the NHS COVID19-app, or call 119.

All adults in England without symptoms can now easily get free rapid COVID-19 tests. You can order or collect packs of tests to do at home and report your results online

Two households or a group of up to six people can now meet outdoors. Remember to always keep a safe distance from those not in your household or bubble.

Even if you’ve had your COVID-19 jab, it’s still important to keep following the national guidelines and remember to: wash your hands regularly; wear a face covering where appropriate; and keep your distance from others.

We have translated COVID-19 advice on the council website in different languages, including Bengali, Romanian, Punjabi and Polish, which you can download and share with others who need translated information.

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

Local news

Find the results of four Birmingham City Council by-elections, held on Thursday 6 May 2021.

The council has released a statement in response to a High Court ruling on a judicial review of its street trading policy.

With less than one month to go until the launch of Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone, on 1 June, Birmingham City Council has published the Birmingham Clean Air Zone Charging Order 2021. The order sets out the full details of how the Clean Air Zone will operate.

Plans to improve key routes for pedestrians and cyclists between transport hubs and key venues during the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games have been announced. The plans will also have a wider community benefit. 

The Community Hub has been set up for Birmingham people to find a wealth of information and support including: details of food-banks; community support networks; debt advice; suggestions for keeping fit – and so much more!

You can now book tickets for Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum reopening from Saturday 29 May. And they can’t wait to welcome you back! Book now and discover a world of wonder at Thinktank!

If you haven’t completed your census online, time is running out. The online Census questionnaire will close on 17 May.

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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