Coronavirus Weekly Update From The City Council 9 July 2021

Welcome to the coronavirus weekly update from Birmingham City Council 9 July 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

ALL adults can now get their COVID vaccine! If you still have questions or concerns, download a handy vaccine toolkit here: it’s available in 14 languages, BSL and screen reader. Book YOUR jab appointment. Find out where you can get a walk-in jab, with no appointment.

It’s VITAL to get BOTH doses of your COVID vaccine to get maximum protection. Two doses of vaccine are highly effective against hospitalisation from the Delta variant.

We’ve secured more test kits for COVID hotspots. If YOU are offered the kits, take up the offer – and help keep YOUR loved ones and neighbours safe.

Around one in three people with COVID have NO symptoms – and could spread it without knowing. And YOUR mild symptoms could make others seriously ill.  Testing twice a week for people without symptoms will help. Book YOUR test here.

Whilst there’s no limit for guests at weddings and civil partnerships, social distancing and other restrictions at venues are still in place. Check out the latest government guidelines.

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

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

Local news

Remembering Srebrenica. Quo Vadis, Aida? – an Oscar-nominated film about one of the darkest moments of recent European history, the Bosnian war – is on at the Midland Art Centre on Sun 11 July at 12:30pm and 5:30pm: with both screenings followed by a live panel discussion. 

Lifelong learning? Get ready to restart YOUR life. Whether you are looking to get back into work, a career change or just want to learn something new for fun, Birmingham Adult Education Service has the course for YOU! Call 0121 303 4318 for more information.

Can’t wait for the 2022 Games? The Birmingham and West Midlands ticket ballot is about to open! Be one of the first Brummies in line to be there!

Fancy volunteering for the 2022 Games? Read this blog and see how it could give YOU lifechanging skills AND lifechanging memories!

DOZENS of Birmingham community projects are already being supported thanks to the 2022 Games.

Find out how apprenticeships incentives can benefit YOUR business. Join the FREE webinar at 10am on 28 July.

Music to your ears? The 37th Birmingham Sandwell and Westside Jazz Festival is set to take place, from 16 July until 1 August, featuring a range of artists.

What do YOU think of our Triple Zero City Strategy to tackle drug and alcohol addiction across Birmingham? Have YOUR say!

Brum We Can! Tell everyone who has stood out for YOU during the pandemic. Who do YOU think deserves a spotlight and some recognition?! See these social media feeds to join in: twitter.com/BrumWeCan; instagram.com/brumwecan/; facebook.com/BrumWeCan

What do YOU think about the council’s online services? Have YOUR say, in a short survey, by 18 July. 

Missed Aston Hall? It’s back! Opened originally way back in1864, this historic local gem was the first historic building in Britain to be preserved by a local authority specifically as a public visitor attraction. 

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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