Official information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We will keep this page updated with the latest information during the outbreak. Information applies until further notice. Stay Home, Save Lives.



Measures are being developed to support people through COVID-19. We will list them here as they become available.

Rent and financial advice for our council tenants
Help for business and self-employed
Get coronavirus support as an extremely vulnerable person
Coronavirus and claiming benefits
Get or give help for self-isolation: Here2Help
Relaxed enforcement of business delivery hours
Energy & heating support
Cultural sector emergency funding package

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Services affected

Here are the current effects of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on our services.

Area (press to sort)
Waste Advice on what do with waste, info on affected waste services, and live waste service updates, are all available here.
Grants Deadlines have been extended and other details changed in our Voluntary and Community Sector Grant Programme.
Children Advice from Children's Centre staff may be availlable by telephone only.
Council The Town Hall is closed to the public.
Lifeline Extra safety measures are in place as we remain staffed and ready to assist 24/7.
Bereavement Redditch Crematorium and all cemeteries are closed except for burials and funerals, at which a maximum of six mourners is permitted with safety measures in place before, during and after services.
Leisure Sports and activity sessions delivered directly by our teams are suspended.


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


All services including for homelessness are available by telephone only, and home visits are for emergency repairs only.

Leisure The Arrow Valley Visitor Centre, Pitcheroak Golf Course, Redditch Palace Theatre, Abbey Stadium Sports Centre, Forge Mill Needle Museum, and our Community Centres are closed. Rubicon Leisure has more information.
Leisure Play areas and outdoor equipment in parks and open spaces are closed.
Leisure Advice on using allotments at this time has been issued.
Planning Temporary arrangements are in place for some of our Planning services including paper submissions and site visits.
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.
Community Redditch Shopmobility is closed.
Community Redditch Dial A Ride community transport is closed.
Market Redditch Market is closed.
Parking The expiry date of all current resident and visitor permits has been extended by three months.

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Up to date wider information

LOCAL: Worcestershire County Council - Coronavirus LOCAL: Redditch Partnership information
NATIONAL: UK Government response to Coronavirus NATIONAL: Social distancing advice NATIONAL: Protect the NHS leaflet

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