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.
Birmingham City Council has released a Local Outbreak Plan to help manage any potential sporadic Covid-19 surges in the region.
The council is preparing to help the hospitality sector get back to business and re-open safely. Also Birmingham’s Director of Public Health has advised people to ensure they keep safe if they plan on visiting hospitality venues that are re-opening from 4 July.
With more pupils returning to schools as lockdown eases, Birmingham City Council has announced plans to expand their Car Free School Streets initiative, following a successful pilot.
People visiting Birmingham’s parks are being urged to show their respect for the environment after 1,713 tonnes of litter was cleared from such settings in the first six months of 2020. For the same period in 2019, some 460 tonnes was removed. The figure has almost quadrupled – and June alone has seen a seven-fold increase from 60 tonnes last year to 433 tonnes this year
The council has now enabled the provision of a free 24/7 on demand artificial intelligence stop smoking service called Quit with Bella.
Birmingham residents can now access the city’s network of Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) with trailers and vans.
Public transport services are now returning to full timetables but will have reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Remember, you must wear a face covering when using public transport. Find out more.
Need help but not safe to talk? Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid supports women and children affected by domestic abuse.
We would like to hear from families of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) about the support you’ve received during lockdown. Please take part in our survey.