Birmingham City Council to update daily on services affected by Covid-19

Birmingham City Council will release daily updates on services affected by coronavirus.

The council say they have plans in place to deal with the outbreak of Covid-19 and the impact it will have on life in the city.

It comes as the Government announced more restrictions, by closing all schools in the UK from Friday (March 20).

Birmingham City Council says this is a rapidly-moving situation and apologise for any errors or omissions.

As of 9am on Thursday (March 19) the latest updates are:

  • Schools: Parents and carers should check with their child’s school as to their current open/closed status. Following an announcement from government last night (March 18), schools will close until further notice after Friday (March 20). Please check back for more details of the government announcement in due course.

  • Other educational settings: The Department for Education confirmed on March 17 that the funding for early years entitlements will continue during any periods of nursery, preschool or childminder closures or where children cannot attend due to coronavirus (COVID-19). The city council has contacted all childcare providers in the city with this update.

  • Waste collections (bulky): New bookings suspended until further notice to redirect resources to domestic waste and recycling collections. The city’s Household Recycling Centres (tips) remain open.

  • Libraries: For the rest of this week (Thursday 18 March and Friday 19 March) Lob Express at the Library of Birmingham will close at 7pm (rather than the usual 9pm).

  • Highways (maintenance): The A38(M) Aston Expressway will be closed overnight tonight and each night until Thursday (March 19) in both directions from 9pm until 5am. It will be closed for its full length to allow for overhead gantry inspections (PLANNED WORK).

There are updates other services such as transport, housing, household recycling, licensing ect can be seen on the council's website.

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