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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

This is affecting us all at work and at home. We’re working hard to keep services running and will focus our efforts on the most critical elements. In doing so disruption to many services is likely.

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Four Family Hubs to temporarily close in COVID-19 measure

Published on Friday, 27 March 2020 in Children and families news

Four of the city’s eight Family Hubs are to close temporarily from Monday March 30 as measures to slow the spread of Coronavirus increase.

Clap for carers

Say 'thank-you' - clap for the NHS tonight

Published on Thursday, 26 March 2020 in NHS services news

People across the country are being asked to join a #clapforcarers event tonight to thank the NHS workers who are working tirelessly throughout the ongoing COVID-19(coronavirus) pandemic in the UK.

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Armed Forces Day cancelled

Published on Thursday, 26 March 2020 in Events news

In line with government advice to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, organisers have taken the decision to cancel this year's Armed Forces Day.

Children’s Services still protecting most vulnerable

Published on Thursday, 26 March 2020 in Children and families news

Coventry’s Children’s Services staff are working hard to ensure the city’s most vulnerable young people are supported during the COVID-19 virus.

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All Coventry libraries to close in response to Coronavirus

Published on Wednesday, 25 March 2020 in Schools, libraries and learning news

All of Coventry’s libraries closed from the end of Monday 23 March as a response to Coronavirus.

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Job Shop switches to digital service in response to Coronavirus

Published on Wednesday, 25 March 2020 in Jobs and careers news

Due to the latest government guidance, the Job Shop has closed its building and switched to a limited digital service effective as of Wednesday 25 March.

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Councillor John McNicholas to become next Deputy Lord Mayor

Published on Wednesday, 25 March 2020 in Lord Mayor news

Councillor John McNicholas has been named as Deputy Lord Mayor of Coventry for 2020-21 and will become Lord Mayor the following year.

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Do not use public transport unless absolutely necessary

Published on Tuesday, 24 March 2020 in Public transport news

Transport bosses are today urging the public not to use buses, trains and trams unless absolutely essential to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus.

Coventry’s year as European City of Sport in 2019 saw a massive investment in sport and leisure, thousands getting active, and created a legacy for years to come.

Coventry’s European City of Sport success

Published on Monday, 23 March 2020 in Coventry - European City of Sport 2019 news

Coventry’s year as European City of Sport in 2019 saw a massive investment in sport and leisure, thousands getting active, and created a legacy for years to come.

Library Service changes due to Coronavirus

Published on Friday, 20 March 2020 in Libraries news

Coventry’s library service is taking a number of actions from Monday in response to Government advice on coronavirus to ensure this important resource for residents can continue safely.

Godiva festival

Godiva Festival has been cancelled

Published on Friday, 20 March 2020 in Events news

In light of the latest Government and Public Health advice regarding Coronavirus, Coventry City Council has taken the decision to cancel this year’s Godiva Festival.

Coventry Citizens Advice continues to provide advice for the most vulnerable

Published on Wednesday, 18 March 2020 in Health and social care news

Despite the current challenges with the COVID – 19, Coventry Citizens Advice will continue to provide advice for those who need it despite their offices being closed to the public.

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Peak time travel pass restrictions lifted to help older people get to the shops during COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak

Published on Wednesday, 18 March 2020 in West Midlands Combined Authority news

Peak time restrictions on concessionary tram and bus passes will be lifted during the early morning rush hour to make it easier for the region’s older citizens and disabled people to get their shopping.

Councillor John Mutton with representatives from the council and TUC

Council commits to TUC’s Dying to Work Charter

Published on Wednesday, 18 March 2020 in Council and democracy news

This week, Coventry City Council added its name to a charter aimed at helping employees who become terminally ill at work

Leader addresses Council on Coronavirus situation

Published on Wednesday, 18 March 2020 in Council and democracy news

Council Leader, Cllr George Duggins, addressed yesterday's Full Council on the Coronavirus situation, thanking health workers and urging people to work together and support one another.

Child Exploitation Awareness Day

Published on Tuesday, 17 March 2020 in Coventry Safeguarding Children Partnership news

Wednesday 18 March marks Child Exploitation Awareness Day, which aims to raise awareness of the signs of a child being exploited, as well as how to help prevent or report it.

Upper Stoke by-election - 19 March 2020

Published on Monday, 16 March 2020 in Elections and voting news

The Upper Stoke by-election in Coventry this Thursday (19 March) will take place as planned.

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Addressing air pollution without need for a Coventry CAZ

Published on Friday, 13 March 2020 in Pollution news

Residents and businesses will be asked to give their views on a package of schemes which will enable reductions in Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) levels to be achieved in Coventry without the need to introduce a charging Clean Air Zone (CAZ D).

care in action week

National Integrated Care In Action Week 9 - 15 March

Published on Wednesday, 11 March 2020 in Health and social care news

​Great news, we’re all living longer! But whilst that’s reason to rejoice, what does it mean for the future of healthcare?

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Jobs and skills for local people at new construction hub in Coventry

Published on Wednesday, 11 March 2020 in Planning and development news

Local people will have the chance to learn valuable construction skills and gain new jobs on a major project to regenerate Coventry city centre, thanks to a new training hub which opened today.

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New packages available from the School Library Service

Published on Tuesday, 10 March 2020 in Services for schools news

With increased focus being placed on schools to increase reading for pleasure amongst their pupils, Coventry School Library Service has developed new packages designed to support schools to do this.

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Joint statement on confirmed COVID-19 case in Coventry

Published on Saturday, 07 March 2020 in Public health news

It has been confirmed that a Coventry resident has tested positive for COVID-19.

Carers coffee morning with cancelled session

Cancelled - Learning Disabilities Carers Coffee Morning - Wednesday 18 March 2020

Published on Saturday, 07 March 2020 in Carers' support news

The Learning Disabilities Carers Coffee Morning will be cancelled on 18 March due to library closures.

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Coventry kids secure robotics title

Published on Friday, 06 March 2020 in Schools, libraries and learning news

Pupils from Howes Primary School had not one but two teams in the national finals of the largest robotics competition in the world!

Belgrade Plaza purchase

Published on Wednesday, 04 March 2020 in Business and licensing news

Coventry City Council’s cabinet looks set to approve a plan to purchase the long leasehold for land and commercial property around Belgrade Plaza.

Central Library to undergo repair work

Published on Monday, 02 March 2020 in Libraries news

The Central Library will be closed for a week in March to allow restorative work to be done to the interior of the building.

Cllr Tariq Khan, Cabinet Member, Housing and Communities with Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands.

Using your change for action

Published on Thursday, 27 February 2020 in Homelessness news

A new initiative that will help rough sleepers in Coventry is officially launched this Friday 28 February 9.30am at One Friargate, Station Square, Coventry.

Pictured: The Lord Mayor of Coventry, Cllr Linda Bigham with Marilyn Haddon

Marilyn named as Good Citizen for cancer fundraising

Published on Wednesday, 26 February 2020 in Lord Mayor news

Marilyn Haddon has been named as Coventry’s latest Good Citizen.

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50m pool at the Alan Higgs Centre now open

Published on Monday, 24 February 2020 in Sports news

Coventry people can now take the plunge and enjoy the city’s great new 50m pool.

Greentea peng

Greentea Peng to bring ‘Bassy RnB’ to Coventry’s Bookshelves

Published on Monday, 24 February 2020 in Libraries news

On March 28, Greentea Peng will be performing an intimate gig in Coventry’s Central Library.

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