We will keep this page updated with the latest information during the outbreak. Information applies until further notice.
- National restrictions
- Covid-19 cases in Worcestershire
- Get support
- Services affected
- Up to date wider information
Coronavirus remains a serious threat across the country. Find out what you can and cannot do using this up to date Government information.
Worcestershire County Council has produced a Covid-19 dashboard of up to date case information where you can see the number of cases of Covid-19 at a county, district, and local level. The County Council is our local public health authority.
Here2Help is a community action response to Coronavirus (Covid-19), designed 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.
Here are the current effects of Coronavirus (Covid-19) on our services.
|Area (press to sort)||Update|
|Waste||Bin collections are running later than usual in some areas, please leave your bin out. To ensure that key waste services for the public health are maintained we have had to free up resources from other services, which is affecting garden waste and bulky waste collections.|
|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 closed to the public. 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 and committee meetings are taking place remotely using videoconferencing, and public meetings are viewable via live stream.
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.|
|LOCAL: Worcestershire County Council - Coronavirus||LOCAL: Bromsgrove Partnership information|
|NATIONAL: UK Government response to Coronavirus||LOCAL: The Bromsgrove Hotel|