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Official information on Coronavirus (Covid-19)

We will keep this page updated with the latest information during the outbreak. Information applies until further notice.

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Current national restrictions

Here is information from the Government on the current national restrictions, including what they mean for working from home and business closures, why they are being introduced and the financial support available.

A message from Dr. Kathryn Cobain, Director for Public Health

We have been notified by the Government following the expiry of national restrictions on the Wednesday 2 December that Worcestershire will be placed in Tier Two. Read more about the tiers here.

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Get support

Here2Help

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Here2Help is a community action response to Coronavirus (Covid-19), designed for for vulnerable people in our community who have to self-isolate and are unable to seek help from family, friends and neighbours. Press here to visit the Here2Help website.

All local support

Measures are being developed to support people during the Covid-19 pandemic. We will list them here as they become available.

Area (press to sort)
Support
Isolating Here2Help community support
Contact tracing Contact tracing calls from Worcestershire Regulatory Services will come from 01562 738000
Business Financial help for business and self-employed
Mental Health and Wellbeing Support for anyone struggling with their mental health and wellbeing
Money Problems paying your Council Tax?
Money Coronavirus and claiming benefits, including new Test and Trace support payments
Transport Car sharing: Safer transport guidance for transport operators and organisations including taxis
Business Businesses risk assessments and support
Isolating Get coronavirus support as an extremely vulnerable person
Isolating Domestic abuse support
Business Relaxed enforcement of business delivery hours
Money Energy & heating support
Report Report suspected breach of Covid-19 business regulations

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Services affected

Here are the current effects of Coronavirus (Covid-19) on our services.

Area (press to sort)
Update
Homes 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.
Council Our Parkside office and customer service centre is partially open for payment counters only. Room hire is suspended.
Community Our public toilets in Bromsgrove town centre, Sanders Park, and Rubery are open with changes for your safety. Our public toilets in Alvechurch are closed.
Children Starting Well Family Hubs have temporary opening times for vitamin sales, and advice is available by telephone only.
Bereavement Up to 30 people can now attend funerals at Redditch Crematorium, which is 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.
Building Decisions on whether to carry out visits under Building Control inspection arrangements are being made on a case by case basis.
Council

Council and committee meetings are taking place remotely using videoconferencing, and public meetings are viewable via live stream.

Planning

Temporary arrangements are in place for some of our Planning services, including the householder planning service, paper submissions, site visits, and requests for the relaxation of conditions limiting hours of work on construction sites.

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 by our teams are being reintroduced gradually.

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Up to date wider information

LOCAL: Worcestershire County Council - Coronavirus   LOCAL: Bromsgrove Partnership information  
NATIONAL: UK Government response to Coronavirus LOCAL: The Bromsgrove Hotel

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