News published April 2021
Surge testing to be deployed to control spread of covid-19 variant in Ladywood, Jewellery Quarter & Soho Wards
Extensive surveillance of COVID-19 has identified a small number of cases of the variant first discovered in South Africa, across England, including one in the Ladywood, Jewellery Quarter & Soho ward.
Covid- 19 Lateral Flow testing survey is launched for the city of Birmingham
The University of Birmingham and Birmingham City Council have launched a research project to improve people’s experiences of Lateral Flow Testing for COVID-19 in Birmingham.
Tributes paid after death of the Duke of Edinburgh
The people of Birmingham are deeply saddened at the death of the Duke of Edinburgh this morning.
Clean Air Zone support grants for taxis surpass £1million mark
The Council is pleased to report that it's paid out more than £1million in Clean Air Zone support grants for Birmingham-licensed taxi drivers.
Bimingham City Council publishes Active Travel review
A comprehensive review was launched in November 2020 to assess the impact and effectiveness of the emergency transport measures introduced as Birmingham emerged from the national lockdown.
Supportive measures announced to help Birmingham reopen safely
Following confirmation that non-essential retail and outdoor hospitality will be allowed to open on Monday 12 April, Birmingham City Council has revealed new temporary measures to support businesses.
Key actions to improve air quality in Birmingham
With less than two months to go until the launch of Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone, the City Council has published its Air Quality Action Plan 2021.