Scheduled maintenance

Some of our online forms and systems for Council Tax, Benefits and Business Rates will be unavailable from 6:00pm on Friday 31 March 2023 until Saturday 1 April 2023 for planned maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience. You can find help with accessing grants, useful advice and money that you may be entitled to by visiting our cost of living support page

Testing (COVID-19)

Free testing has come to an end for most people from 1 April 2022

You may still be able to get free tests if you:

  1. are going into hospital
  2. are at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
  3. work or live in high-risk settings such as the NHS or in social care

For more information on testing visit

Vaccination is the best protection against serious illness from COVID-19.
Whether you need your 1st, 2nd or booster vaccine, it’s not too late. Visit the Birmingham and Solihull NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Service to book your vaccination appointment or find a walk-in vaccination site near you.

COVID-19 symptoms

You should try to stay at home and avoid contact with others if you

  • have COVID-19 symptoms such as a high temperature
  • don’t feel well enough to go to work of do your normal activities

You can find out more about COVID-19 symptoms on the NHS website.

Workplace testing

There are some businesses and settings where free COVID-19 testing is still available. For more information please speak to your employer and visit the COVID-19 business pages for more information.

Testing for travel

Before you travel you should check the relevant travel guidance:

For more information, you can use the foreign travel smart answer questionnaire from GOV.UK

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