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Covid Champions

Birmingham City Council are looking for Covid Champions who will help to share reliable and up-to-date information and support with their communities. They will be able to do this by sharing guidance on local neighbourhood WhatsApp groups, putting up posters in shops or on notice boards, and sharing information on social media. This initiative has been set up to ensure that Covid rates continue to fall over the next critical weeks and months, and to encourage vaccine take-up.

If you are interested in being a Covid Champion you can sign up here

Coronavirus Update 03.03.21

Birmingham City Council’s latest coronavirus update can be seen here and their dashboard of Covid-19 information for the week ending 26th February can be seen here. The impact of the national lockdown continues to reduce case numbers. Whilst the number of tests has fallen the % of tests that were positive also fell which is promising. Most of the identified contacts of cases are in the same household or household visitors.

Anyone who is unable to work from home, or in a care or support bubble, should be testing every 3 days with lateral flow test which can help identify people who are infectious but don’t have symptoms.

Testing for asymptomatic individuals is now available across the city including a facility at the Hippodrome along with fixed sites in Shard End, Sheldon, Kingstanding, Handsworth, Kings Norton and Maypole. There are 3 mobile sites as well as over 80 community pharmacies offering testing.

The average daily Covid admissions has fallen to around 61 new cases a day across the hospitals in the city. Pressure on the NHS remains very high, although there are positive signs of case rate improving and this should hopefully fall soon.

12 wards showed an increase in case numbers over the last week, however the actual number of cases these wards increased by is fairly small (Between 1 and 13 cases, 13 being Hall Green North) Moseley, showed a 57% decrease in cases.

See our article here for an overview of guidance to stay safe and protect others. We will of course send updates in the newsletters when the guidance changes.

Over 60’s Vaccinations

Are you over 60? You’re now eligible to book an appointment for your COVID-19 vaccination. Schedule your appointment today or by calling 119.

 

Follow The Rules, Even If You Have Been Vaccinated

Stay Home after you have had the COVID-19 vaccination. You still need to follow the rules, even if you have been vaccinated. Click here for further information on what to expect after your Covid-19 vaccine.

 

Rapid Testing Available at Birmingham Hippodrome

Rapid COVID-19 testing is now available at Birmingham Hippodrome for Birmingham residents and workers, 7 days a week, 8am – 6pm. These tests are for people who do NOT have symptoms but may be infectious. Other testing locations are also available.