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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.

'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.

Dr Kathryn Cobain

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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 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

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Services affected

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 LeisureĀ  - Sports and activity sessions delivered by our teams are being reintroduced gradually

Homes

All choice-based letting is suspended except in very exceptional circumstances.

Homes

We are entering properties for repairs as usual, following guidelines and social distancing.

Homes

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

Planning Committee is taking place using a virtual format and will be viewable via a 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.

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.

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Up to date wider information

LOCAL: Worcestershire County Council - Coronavirus LOCAL: Redditch Partnership information
NATIONAL: UK Government response to Coronavirus

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