Rapid COVID-19 tests now available at home
The government has announced that everyone in England will be able to access free, regular, rapid coronavirus testing twice a week. You can order the tests online and it is an extremely quick and simple way to make sure you and keeping yourself and others safe: https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests
Rapid testing survey
The University of Birmingham and Birmingham City Council have launched a survey to improve people’s experiences of rapid testing in Birmingham. The purpose of the survey is to explore the reasons why rapid tests were taken and general experiences.
The council would be grateful if you could take part: https://bham.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/ctib
Vaccinations for over 45s
People over 45 years of age can now book a Covid-19 vaccine. Book here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/
COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination Van
Aberdeen Street COGOP Car Park (Winson Green) is holding a ‘pop up’ vaccination clinic at 10am-1pm on 17 April. If you are over 45, a carer, an eligible healthcare worker or have an underlying condition, please call 0121 551 3019 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your appointment.
Celebrating Ramadan during COVID-19
For some Muslims the holy month of Ramadan begin last night and for others it will begin this evening. Birmingham City Council has continued to work closely with Islamic leaders of the city to support the continuation of spiritual support of our Muslim citizens as well as keeping everyone safe during the pandemic. We ask everyone celebrating to observe Ramadan safely and within national COVID guidelines.
Wishing You a Blessed and COVID Safe Ramadan video: https://youtu.be/NY7kUJchCZI
Please also find below short, animated messages on vaccination, test & trace and social distancing produced by the Bahu Trust in Urdu, Arabic, Bangla, and Sylheti: https://www.youtube.com/c/BahuTrust/videos
As always, if you know anyone who lives or works in Birmingham who might be interested in becoming a Covid-19 Community Champion, simply direct them to https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/xfp/form/765 where they can sign-up or find out more.