News published March 2020
Support measures for Birmingham businesses
Thousands of Birmingham businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can now apply to the Government's Small Business Grant Fund and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund.
Birmingham City Council daily update on the city’s response to COVID-19
We have plans in place to deal with the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the impact the virus will have on life in the city.
City council to fund school meal vouchers for 61,000 children
Birmingham City Council is to fund vouchers for families of the 61,000 children who get free school meals.
Update to registration and bereavement services
Following national guidance and to ensure that social distancing takes place, from today (26 March 2020) new, emergency measures will be put in place for our bereavement services.
Donate to Change into Action to help region’s homeless during Coronavirus pandemic
Residents and businesses across the West Midlands are being urged to donate to Change into Action to help the region’s rough sleepers during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Trading Standards advise residents to be scam aware
Birmingham’s Trading Standards team are urging residents to be aware of a number of Coronavirus-linked scams which are targeting vulnerable people across the UK.
Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone and the impact of COVID-19
Birmingham City Council has written to central government requesting postponement to the launch of its Clean Air Zone.
Changes to garden waste collections and parks as a result of COVID-19
In order to maintain the most reliable waste collection services possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, a change to how the council deals with garden waste has been announced.
Message of reassurance from Cllr Sharon Thompson
Cllr Sharon Thompson, cabinet member for homes and neighbourhoods, has reassured communities in the city following speculation about funerals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Letter to parents regarding schools during coronavirus outbreak
Dr Tim O'Neill, director of education and skills at Birmingham City Council, has written to all parents about the situation with schools in the city.