Coronavirus weekly update from Birmingham City Council

Welcome to the coronavirus weekly update from Birmingham City Council.

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.

More than 1.4m items of personal protective equipment (PPE) have now been distributed to care settings across Birmingham by the city council.

Birmingham’s Memories of COVID-19 is a digital platform created to capture the thoughts and experiences of our citizens and communities during the unprecedented lockdown period through to the easing of restrictions and beyond. The online space contains heart-warming anecdotes, tributes and memories from people across Birmingham. And you’re invited to take part.

We know it has been a difficult time for everyone, but please help Birmingham City Council by sharing how you’ve been impacted by Covid-19. Complete the survey to help refine Birmingham’s recovery response, proposals, and priorities.

If you are planning to visit one of Birmingham’s parks or open spaces, please continue to observe guidelines on social distancing and remember barbecues and fires are not allowed. Take any litter and waste away with you and do follow these water safety rules.

Digital events host Carbon Copy and a panel of local climate and community experts, including Cllr Waseem Zaffar, the council’s cabinet member for transport and environment, will host a discussion on ‘getting from A to B while Carbon Free’ on Wednesday 1 July. The event looks at sustainable transport, with an emphasis on keeping active in our day-to-day travel, unpicking what works when it comes to successful local climate action and highlighting some of the best local transport initiatives from around the UK. Sign up here.

Eligible businesses that have yet to submit their financial details to receive government grants of £10,000 or £25,000 are being urged to contact Birmingham City Council by the end of June.

It was Windrush Day on Monday, 22 June, which remembers and honours the contribution of people from the Caribbean, and their descendants, to the UK. The day has been marked online with virtual flag raising and a message from Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Mohammed Azim, on the council’s social media channels. Also check out the Windrush Film Festival and Voice online‘s Windrush Day 2020: Ways to celebrate at home page.

It is Armed Forces Day on Saturday, 27 June. The day will be marked with virtual flag raising by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Mohammed Azim, on the council’s social media channels. The Lord Mayor and Cllr Mike Sharpe, the council’s Armed Forces Champion, will also post a joint message of support and thanks to our Armed Forces.