Official information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We will keep this page updated with the latest information during the outbreak. Information applies until further notice. Stay Home, Save Lives.



Measures are being developed to support vulnerable people through COVID-19. We will list them here as they become available.

Problems paying your Council Tax?
Help for business and self-employed
Get coronavirus support as an extremely vulnerable person
Coronavirus and claiming benefits
Domestic abuse support
Get or give help in the community
Relaxed enforcement of business delivery hours
Energy & heating support
Cultural sector emergency funding package

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Services affected

Here are the current effects of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on our services. We will keep this page updated with the latest information. Information applies until further notice.

Area (press to sort)
Leisure The Cafe in Sanders Park reopens from Saturday May 23!
Waste Advice on what do with waste, info on affected waste services, and live waste service updates, are all available here.
Children Advice from Children's Centre staff may be available by telephone only.
Bereavement A maximum of ten mourners is permitted at services with safety measures in place before, during and afterwards. Redditch Crematorium is closed to the public except for funerals and burials.
Lifeline Extra safety measures are in place as we remain staffed and ready to assist 24/7.
Council Our Parkside office and customer service centre is closed to the public. Room hire is suspended.


Home visits to people self isolating with symptoms are restricted to essential or emergency visits only. During such visits members of the household will be required to be in a different room.

Building Decisions on whether to carry out visits under Building Control inspection arrangements are being made on a case by case basis.

Planning Committee on 1 June 2020 will take place using a virtual format.  For more information regarding this and for details of the temporary arrangements in place for some of our Planning services including the householder planning service, paper submissions, and site visits.

Leisure Play areas and outdoor equipment in parks and open spaces are closed.
Leisure Advice on using allotments at this time has been issued.
Leisure Sanders Park bowls season tickets are unavailable.
Leisure Sports and activity sessions delivered directly by our teams are suspended.
Community Bromsgrove Shopmobility is closed.
Community Our public toilets in Bromsgrove town centre, Sanders Park, Rubery, and Alvechurch are closed.
Market Bromsgrove Market is closed.
Parking The expiry date of all current resident and visitor permits has been extended by three months.

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Up to date wider information

LOCAL: Worcestershire County Council - Coronavirus LOCAL: Bromsgrove Partnership information
NATIONAL: UK Government response to Coronavirus NATIONAL: Social distancing advice
NATIONAL: Protect the NHS leaflet

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