Coronavirus Weekly Update From The City Council 4 June 2021

Welcome to the coronavirus weekly update from Birmingham City Council 28 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

It’s beautiful weather out there and fresh air is one of our best defences against COVID. So, if you’re meeting up with friends, outside is still safest because COVID particles are blown away.

Please remember to wash your hands regularly and let plenty of fresh air in if you’re spending time indoors.

Did you know, everyone can get free rapid COVID-19 tests? Rapid tests can be used if you don’t have any symptoms of coronavirus. Collect a pack of tests or order them direct to your home and report your results online.

Students – please remember to take a Covid test twice a week and report your results online. Around 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 show no symptoms, by taking a regular test you are doing your bit to keep your classmates safe.

If YOU are aged 30 or over, or if you turn 30 before 1 July, you can now book your COVID vaccine.

COVID support payments of £500 are available if you have to self-isolate. You may be eligible if you are on low income, can’t work from home, face financial hardship or have a child who is self-isolating. 

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

Local news

Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone has launched. Charging and enforcement will not come into operation until 14 June, at which point high-polluting vehicles will be charged to drive within the A4540 Middleway (but not the Middleway itself) unless subject to an exemption. This is all part of work to improve air pollution across the city and give everyone the fundamental, basic human right to breathe clean air.

Volunteering applications are now OPEN for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games! Join the Commonwealth Collective and be the heartbeat of the Games.

Team GB and Team England triple jumper Nathan Douglas is to chart progress made during the final 12 months of the Alexander Stadium’s redevelopment in a series of vlogs for the council.

Need help applying to the European Union Settlement Scheme? The deadline is 30/06/21. Get FREE support and advice from community organisations. ID documents can also be scanned and verified.

Birmingham International Dance Festival returns online to celebrate, share and shine a light on the region’s amazing dance offer, until 13 June. Discover new screen dance commissions, workshops, dance classes and panel discussions.

Find the latest updates from Brum We Can, the council-backed initiative that celebrates the good work being done by the people of Birmingham. This week’s focus is on Baby Aid Brum. The charity – started during lockdown – provides emergency aid and support for families with children under 5. Catch up with Brum We Can on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. #BrumWeCan.

What are YOUR views on council digital services? Join in one-hour discussions on our new digital strategy which will impact citizens. Email digital@birmingham.gov.uk or call 07816 082 275 to take part.

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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