Official information on Coronavirus (Covid-19)
We will keep this page updated with the latest information during the outbreak. Information applies until further notice.
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.
'We all need to act together now'
The Director of Public Health in Worcestershire, Dr Kathryn Cobain, is appealing to the residents of Redditch to stop the spread of Covid-19. Read more about it here at Worcestershire County Council.
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 through Covid-19. We will list them here as they become available.
|Area (press to sort)||Support|
|Isolating||Community help including while self-isolating: Here2Help and more|
|Mental Health and Wellbeing||Support for anyone struggling with their mental health and wellbeing|
|Business||Reopening High Streets Safely|
|Business||Financial help for business and self-employed|
|Money||Rent and financial advice for our council tenants|
|Money||Problems paying your Council Tax?|
|Business||Re-opening businesses risk assessments and support|
|Isolating||Get coronavirus support as an extremely vulnerable person|
|Money||Coronavirus and claiming benefits, including Test and Trace support payments|
|Isolating||Domestic abuse support|
|Business||Relaxed enforcement of business delivery hours|
|Money||Energy & heating support|
|Report||Report suspected breach of Covid-19 business regulations|
|Transport||Car sharing: Safer transport guidance for transport operators and organisations including taxis|
Here are the current effects of Coronavirus (Covid-19) on our services.
|Area (press to sort)||Update|
|Children||Starting Well Family Hubs have temporary opening times for vitamin sales, and advice is available by telephone only.|
|Council||The Town Hall is partially open for payment counters only.|
|Lifeline||Extra safety measures are in place and special contactless installations are now available as we remain staffed and ready to assist 24/7.|
|Bereavement||Up to 30 people can now attend funerals at Redditch Crematorium, which is closed except for burials and funerals.|
|Leisure||Leisure - Sports and activity sessions delivered by our teams are being reintroduced gradually|
All choice-based letting is suspended except in very exceptional circumstances.
We are entering properties for repairs as usual, following guidelines and social distancing.
All services including for homelessness are available by telephone only.
|Leisure||Forge Mill Needle Museum is closed. Rubicon Leisure has more information|
|Leisure||Advice on using allotments at this time has been issued.|
Planning Committee is taking place using a virtual format and will be viewable via a 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.
|Learning||Learningonline sessions are suspended. Current learners are being supported remotely.|
|Building||Decisions on whether to carry out visits under Building Control inspection arrangements are being made on a case by case basis.|
|LOCAL: Worcestershire County Council - Coronavirus||LOCAL: Redditch Partnership information|
|NATIONAL: UK Government response to Coronavirus|