Coronavirus Update 02.03.22

  • Living with Covid Plan. From the 24th February you will not be legally required to self-isolate if you test positive for COVID-19. Stay at home if you can and avoid contact with other people.
    You will not have to take daily tests or be legally required to self-isolate following contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
    The Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme will end. If you were told to self-isolate before 24th  February you can still make a claim up to 6th April.
    Find more information here.
  • Free testing will end for most people from 1st April, including regular testing of students in education settings. Some limited ongoing free testing will include:
    Limited symptomatic testing available for a small number of at risk groups (further guidance to be issued on which groups will be eligible).
    Free symptomatic testing will remain available to social care staff.
  • Travel guidelines here.
  • Find all the information you need to get vaccinated here.

Birmingham City Council’s dashboard of Covid-19 information for the week ending 19th February can be seen here. Across Birmingham, new cases decreased, along with the overall case rate.
Hospital admissions for Covid-19 across the city decreased by 28% when compared to last week’s admissions of between 28 and 58 new daily cases (total = 289). There were 9 deaths reported this week.