Coronavirus Information (COVID-19)

CCC's Response & Support

To combat COVID-19, we have issued a wide-range of information that outlines our response to the pandemic as a Council and provides you with the latest government guidance to support you through the pandemic.

If you need additional help, you can download this flyer which details how Coventry City Council can support you.

To find COVID-19 testing locations in Coventry, how to access financial support for businesses and adult social care providers and much more, visit the COVID-19 section on the Coventry City Council website. 


Latest Guidance & Changes - England.

Spring COVID-19 booster – this guidance applies to ENGLAND

Care home residents, people aged 75 and over and those with a weakened immune system aged 12 and over will be invited to get a spring COVID-19 booster. The NHS will contact you and invite you to book your spring booster when it’s due.

18 March this guidance applies UK WIDE

From 4am on Friday 18 March, you do not need to take any COVID-19 tests or fill in a passenger locator form when travelling to the UK from abroad. These changes apply whether you are fully vaccinated or not.

24 Februarythis guidance applies to ENGLAND

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 24 February you can still make a claim up to 6 April.

21 February this guidance applies to ENGLAND

The government has published its plan for living with COVID-19.

Staff and students in most education and childcare settings no longer need to test twice a week.


Keeping Yourself and Others Safe

Face coverings

You must wear a face covering in most indoor public places, at large venues and events, and on public transport.

Clinically Extremely Vulnerable

If you’re classed as being clinically extremely vulnerable, you could be at higher risk of severe illness from coronavirus.

If you are clinically extremely vulnerable, you are no longer advised to shield. However, you should continue to follow the guidance for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable and are advised to continue taking extra precautions to protect yourself, such as limiting close contacts, shopping or travelling at quieter times of the day, keeping rooms ventilated and washing your hands regularly. Your employer is required to take steps to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace.

If you have been vaccinated against COVID-19

To help protect yourself and your friends, family, and community you should continue to follow all of the guidance on this page, even if you’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19.

People aged 40 and over can now pre-book a booster vaccine 2 months after their second dose. Book your booster vaccination appointment online or find a walk-in clinic. The NHS will contact you when you are eligible to book your booster dose.


Mental Health Support

Below we have provided a number of links to different organisations that provide advice and support regarding Mental Health during the pandemic. These include:

Doctors of the World

MIND Charity

Anxiety UK

NHS

Research In Practise has created has page that details the support that is available to victims of domestic abuse during COVID-19.


Work and Support

  • Guidance on finding work, claiming benefits, and managing debts and pensions if you’re being made redundant.


Translation

This section provides a comphrehensive overview of the following areas in a range of languages. These areas include:

  • Stay at home guidance if you/your household potentially has COVID-19.
  • Guidance on Social Distancing.
  • Guidance on shielding and protecting the extremely vulnerable
  • COVID-19 Advice & Information.
  • COVID-19 advice (video).

The orange button on the top left of your screen is the ‘Browsealoud’ function. By selecting it, you will be able to translate the information on the page into your own preferred language. It will also read aloud the text on the page, all you have to do is highlight the text you want to listen to and the Browsealoud function will automatically read out the selected text. This function can translate the information into multiple languages.


Other Useful Links

Local GP’s and A&E departments are still open during the pandemic. To find out the Do’s and Don’ts of visiting your GP, click here.

Doctors of the World – Advice on COVID-19 in a variety of languages.

The Traveller Movement – A series of resources and supporting information specifically designed for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.

Research in Practise – Information that details the support and options available to victims of Domestic Abuse during COVID-19.

CRMC ESOL Challenges – CRMC are running English classes everyday during lockdown so that its participants are able to continue to learn while at home.

PYF Employment Hotline – Positive Youth Foundation have opened an employment advice hotline that operates on Monday’s and Friday’s, so that people aged 16-24 can access employment advice on 07958 325426.

CovLibraries – For reading to keep you entertained during lockdown, follow @CovLibraries.