Coronavirus Weekly Update From The City Council 21 May 2021

Welcome to the coronavirus weekly update from Birmingham City Council 21 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

You no longer need to worry about taking a brolly or being undercover! Indoor hospitality has now reopened for table service for groups of up to 6 people or two households. Overnight stays with friends and family are also allowed with groups of 6 people or two households. Find more information on what we can and can’t do.

As you welcome friends and family back inside, let the fresh air in too. Around one in three people who have COVID-19 have no symptoms and are spreading it without knowing. Let’s take this next step safely.

Get tested regularly to show you care about your loved ones, your friends, colleagues and customers. 

And, when you’re out and about, remember to keep a safe distance from others to help stop the spread.

Healthy Brum has created a COVID-19 vaccine toolkit to help answer any questions or concerns you may have about getting your vaccine. Available as a PDF and accessible Word doc. Translated versions will be available soon.

Hitting the gym? Remember to check in using the NHS COVID-19 app before you start your workout. Let’s take this next step safely.

If you’re over 34, you are now eligible to book an appointment for your COVID-19 vaccination. Schedule your appointment today by calling 119 or visiting the NHS website.

We have translated COVID-19 advice on the council website into 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

Birmingham City Council cabinet members have approved the submission of a city bid for the right to stage the World Athletics Road Running Championships in 2023 or 2024.

The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) has allocated £15.4 million from its Enterprise Zone Investment Plan (EZIP) to the council to redevelop Digbeth High Street. An additional £272,000 is being provided by the council.

Supported by the council, the Brum We Can campaign aims to shine a spotlight on the amazing people, businesses and charities of Birmingham. Follow on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for inspiring stories from the city you love.

Applications to volunteer at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will open on 1 June. Find out about the Commonwealth Collective

Why not sign up to our Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games newsletter for the latest updates and information on getting our city Games-ready!

Late last year, you were asked for your help in finding the unsung legends of sport in the West Midlands. From hundreds of nominations received, meet the Hometown Heroes – the volunteers, coaches and grafters who keep grassroots sport alive.

There’s still time for residents and community groups to apply for money from a £2million fund to help people in all 69 of the city’s wards feel involved with the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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. 

If you need help for a child with a special education need or disability (SEND), go to the Local Offer website for a range of resources from Learning to Leisure.

Selected to be one of only eight places across the UK, Birmingham City Council is involved in the Future Parks Accelerator project, which aims to enhance the future of parks and green spaces with one element of this being jobs and skills.

The Triple Zero City Strategy says how we think we should tackle drug and alcohol addiction across the city. We want to know what you think of our ideas and have your help in shaping future plans.

Lots of change can feel overwhelming at times but keeping a routine can really help. Every Mind Matters has simple tips and advice to look after your mind.

Advisers at Birmingham Careers Service are available throughout the day to talk about ideas and plans for the future including further education, higher education, apprenticeships and jobs. You can get advice if you’re aged 16-19 (up to 25 with a learning difficulty/disability).

A massive free activity and food programme is happening in Birmingham this summer. There will be free sports, drama, arts and crafts and more each day of the summer holidays plus every child will receive a free meal. Find out more at the Birmingham Holiday Activities website.

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 account: @BCC_Help

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