Coronavirus Weekly Update From The City Council 23 July 2021

Welcome to the latest and last coronavirus weekly update from Birmingham City Council.

Welcome to the final coronavirus weekly update from Birmingham City Council. These updates have been letting 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. You can find a full suite of information about Covid-19 on the council’s website

With most Covid restrictions now being lifted, this is the last planned Covid-19 weekly bulletin. If you wish to continue to receive the latest news and event updates from Birmingham City Council, please check your preference details and make sure you are subscribed to our Birmingham Bulletin. If you were previously a subscriber to Birmingham Bulletin, you will still automatically receive our updates. The regular Birmingham Bulletin, going forward, will – of course – include COVID news, as and when there is something important to share with you.

Covid-19 news

COVID: let’s get back to the things we love! The vaccine is the BEST way to protect yourself – and others. Join the MILLIONS who’ve already had their first jab! Book YOUR jab here.

COVID restrictions have now eased in England, but – if YOU are visiting a care home, you still need to wear a mask; limit close contact; take a rapid test on the day of your visit; and wash your hands thoroughly to help protect residents and staff. See the government guidance for visitors to care homes.

This weekend, YOU can grab a jab – at drop-in clinics that include Millennium Point (10am-4pm); Al Abbas Centre (9am-5:30pm);Villa Park (10am-3pm); and Green Lane Centre (9am-5:30pm).

Want to get vaccinated after 5pm? No problem! Grab YOUR jab at a vaccination clinic with evening opening hours!

Have YOU received a positive COVID test and been told to isolate? Download our handy pack with lots of support to help you through your isolation period. It’s available in 14 languages, BSL and screen reader!

Adapting to the ‘new normal’ can be harder for some than for others. The BrumWeCan campaign is revealing how AMAZING local charities – like EAT MAKE PLAY B16 – are bringing communities back together.

We’ve made a bold vow to Birmingham’s young people that they will NOT become a left-behind generation thanks to COVID. Watch the launch of our trailblazing Breaking Down Barriers report.

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

Local news

Find out more about YOUR child or young person’s home-to-school transports arrangements for September: including a COVID update.

It’s official: Birmingham’s ICC is set to host the world’s largest gathering of experts on gender equity in sport and physical activity.

Is YOUR firm Game for it? We’ve launched a design competition for the presentation items the council will give guests during the Commonwealth Games.

YOU could be part of Critical Mass: a chance for 300 young people to take part in some of 2022’s biggest cultural events in Brum.

We want ALL visitors to Birmingham’s parks to enjoy their time there – but  please follow our water safety rules; and that you CAN’T have a personal fire/barbecue in a public park or green open space.

YOUR views matter when it comes to developing and improving sexual health and reproductive services locally. Please fill in a short, confidential survey.

Did YOU know 5 August is Cycle to Work Day? Plus, you DON’T have to cycle to work to take part: you can do it before or after, or in your lunch break!  Find out more about the free activities.

Beautiful Blakesley Hall has reopened! What a GREAT time to visit this fine Tudor house and beautiful gardens, that’s open Wed-Sun: the Hall opens 12pm-4pm; the herb garden cafe and gardens, 11am-4pm. Pre-booking is recommended.

Whilst the deadline for the EU Settlement Scheme has passed, if YOU need to make a late application, help is still available. You can apply urgently here.

Would YOU like to support a thriving business? Do YOU have an eye for detail and enjoy sharing ideas? Great: join our Business Support Course, 26 July–6 Aug. (For Birmingham residents aged 16-24 and not in any paid work or training.)

A major growth programme aims to TRANSFORM East Birmingham: one of the most deprived parts of the Birmingham – and the UK.

Find out how an apprenticeship or traineeship could kickstart YOUR career.

It will be here before we know it – and a Festive Market has been announced for Birmingham’s Cathedral grounds, which is set to provide a great platform for local businesses, producers and craftspeople.

Read why raising awareness about antisocial behaviour is crucial to community safety

Bring it on, Brum! Have YOU heard? Birmingham is making this the BEST summer ever for children: with free sports, drama, arts, cookery and music sessions available at LOTS of locations in Brum. Find out more – and get involved! 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: @BBC_Help

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