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.

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Support

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
Problems paying your Council Tax?
Help for business and self-employed
Get coronavirus support as an extremely vulnerable person
Coronavirus and claiming benefits
Domestic abuse support
Get or give help in the community
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)
Update
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 available 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 A maximum of ten mourners are permitted at services, with safety measures in place before, during and afterwards, and Redditch Crematorium is closed except for burials and funerals.
Leisure Sports and activity sessions delivered directly by our teams are suspended.

Homes

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

Homes

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

Planning Committee on 27 May 2020 will take place using a virtual format.  For more information regarding this and for details of the the temporary arrangements in place for some of our Planning services including householder planning service, paper submissions and site visits.

earning 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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