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Stress Awareness Month: get active with Wellbeing for Life

Published on Thursday, 01 April 2021

April is Stress Awareness Month and with a reported 65% of people feeling more stressed since the start of COVID-19*, health and care partners across Coventry and Warwickshire are marking the month by providing advice and support to help anyone suffering.

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Community test sites double up as collection sites

Published on Friday, 26 March 2021

As part of the full return to school, the Government is introducing wider home testing of eligible people with no symptoms.

Pictured: Cllr George Duggins getting the vaccine.

Council Leader’s vaccine call

Published on Wednesday, 17 March 2021

The Leader of Coventry City Council had his first COVID-19 vaccination this week - and urged others to do the same when the offer comes.

Pictured: Lord Mayor of Coventry, Cllr Ann Lucas with a member of staff at the Foleshill testing centre.

Lord Mayor calls on people to take a test and keep others safe

Published on Tuesday, 16 March 2021

The Lord Mayor of Coventry Cllr Ann Lucas took a COVID-19 test before going back to the office.

Online community mental health support - March 2021 Citivision

Published on Monday, 08 March 2021

A new online platform is available for anyone over 16 to help safely and securely manage their mental health.

Age change will allow children to take COVID-19 tests

Published on Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Parents in Coventry are being urged to take children for swab tests at COVID-19 community testing centres after Coventry City Council has taken the decision to lower the age limit.

Take a test and protect others

Published on Monday, 15 February 2021

Seven testing centres are now operating around the city to help fight the spread of coronavirus.

COVID Advisors are there to help

Published on Monday, 15 February 2021

The COVID-19 Advisor Team continues to support and give information to residents, businesses and communities.

Show some neighbourly love this Valentine’s Day

Published on Friday, 12 February 2021

Valentine’s Day (14 February) is all about expressing love and care. This year, we all need a bit of extra care and attention due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Councillors in vaccination call

Published on Thursday, 11 February 2021

Two City Councillors have called on people of all cultures and backgrounds to follow their example and have the COVID-19 vaccination.

Seventh testing site to open this week

Published on Friday, 05 February 2021

The Hagard Community Centre will this week become the city’s latest COVID-19 community testing site.

AT7 Centre joins COVID testing network

Published on Wednesday, 03 February 2021

The AT7 Centre is set to become the second community testing site to open in the city this week.


NAEC Stoneleigh COVID Vaccination Centre

Published on Wednesday, 27 January 2021

The NAEC at Stoneleigh opened its doors yesterday as a COVID vaccination centre.

Funding will help spread COVID safety messages

Published on Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Coventry has been awarded almost £500,000 to help get COVID safety messages and support to the most at risk and hard-to-reach areas of the city

New COVID testing centre launches tomorrow

Published on Tuesday, 26 January 2021

The city’s fourth COVID-19 community testing site is to open its doors tomorrow (Wednesday, 27 January).

Act now to stop the spread

Published on Monday, 25 January 2021

Coventry people are being urged to do all they can to beat COVID as the rate of infection remains stubbornly high in the city.

‘Don’t drop your guard’ warning over virus

Published on Thursday, 21 January 2021

The Leader of Coventry City Council today joined a region-wide call for people not to drop their guard as the COVID-19 vaccine programme continues across the region.

New COVID testing centres set to launch

Published on Thursday, 14 January 2021

Four new COVID-19 community testing sites are to open in the city.

New variant responsible for surge in city cases

Published on Wednesday, 13 January 2021

The new variant of coronavirus is now said to be responsible for over two thirds of new infections in Coventry and the West Midlands.

Call to make school, early years and nursery staff vaccination priority

Published on Wednesday, 13 January 2021

The Council Leader and the Cabinet Member responsible for education and skills have written to the Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock, urging him to make teaching staff, schools and early years and nursery staff a priority in receiving the Covid-19 vaccination.

COVID testing centre to move and two more set to open

Published on Tuesday, 12 January 2021

The COVID-19 community testing site in the city centre is set to change its location this week to a new home at the Transport Museum.

Ian tells of his ‘Covid year’ as an emergency foster carer

Published on Thursday, 07 January 2021

A Coventry foster carer has spoken on national radio about the challenges and rewards of providing care during the pandemic.

COVID-19 lockdown statement - January 2021

Published on Wednesday, 06 January 2021

A statement from the Leader of the Council, Councillor George Duggins, and Chief Executive, Martin Reeves.

Call for greater supermarket safety

Published on Wednesday, 06 January 2021

The Leader of Coventry City Council has joined a regional call to increase COVID-19 safety measures in supermarkets and other businesses that remain open during the lockdown.

Coventry Open Christmas offers Covid secure meals over festive period

Published on Thursday, 24 December 2020

Those who find themselves alone or in need of support can enjoy a hot meal safely over the Christmas period thanks to Coventry Open Christmas.

Cold weather alert

Published on Wednesday, 23 December 2020

A severe cold weather alert has been issued by the Met Office for the West Midlands with a 70% probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions between 0100 on Thursday 24 Dec and 2300 on Friday 25 Dec.

Community COVID-19 testing to be rolled out across Coventry

Published on Wednesday, 23 December 2020

A partnership between Coventry City Council, CV Life and Culture Coventry Trust means community testing for Coronavirus is to be extended across the city.

No room for complacency over Christmas break in battle against COVID-19

Published on Monday, 21 December 2020

The threat of a new variant of Coronavirus means Coventry residents cannot lower their guard over the Christmas period.

Council Leader says remaining in Tier 3 is a ‘bitter blow’ for hospitality sector in the city

Published on Thursday, 17 December 2020

The Leader of Coventry City Council has said he is disappointed but not surprised that the city is to remain in Tier 3 of the COVID restrictions.

Joint statement from the seven West Midlands Metropolitan authorities

Published on Wednesday, 16 December 2020

As we approach the festive season, we have a very simple message for everyone in Coventry and the West Midlands: The single biggest thing we can all do for our families and friends this Christmas is keep them safe.

Call for action on care home visits

Published on Wednesday, 09 December 2020

Coventry City Council is backing care homes in the city by calling for more Government support to allow city residents to be able to safely visit loved ones.

Advice for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) during lockdown

Published on Tuesday, 24 November 2020

As part of the latest national restrictions people who are identified as clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) see advice below

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Working together to stay safe in Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire

Published on Thursday, 12 November 2020

As we move into the next phase of COVID-19, Coventry City Council, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and Warwickshire County Council are continuing to work together to help keep communities safer.

Targeted testing programme to come to Coventry

Published on Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Coventry is to be part of a national programme to roll-out targeted mass coronavirus testing.

Stay safe and help city emerge strong

Published on Thursday, 05 November 2020

As the country enters a second lockdown, the Leader of the Council has called on residents and businesses to follow the guidelines, stay safe and help the city return to better times.

New COVID-19 test site to open in Coventry

Published on Wednesday, 14 October 2020

A fourth COVID-19 test site will open its doors on Monday 26 October, providing additional testing capacity for the city.


Own Your Space – a COVID-19 health message for young people by young people

Published on Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Teenagers from across the city have created a video to stress the importance of young people following COVID-19 safety messages.

Joint call from city organisations to help beat COVID

Published on Friday, 09 October 2020

Public organisations across Coventry have joined forces to call on people and businesses of the city to do all they can to fight coronavirus and reverse the continuing rise in cases.

Musical reminder to stay safe

Published on Thursday, 08 October 2020

Coventry City Council has teamed up with a talented young singer for a new approach to spreading the social distancing and stay safe messages in the fight against coronavirus.

Act now to beat COVID-19 and keep city safe

Published on Monday, 28 September 2020

Council leaders are becoming increasingly concerned about a sustained rise in the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Coventry.

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The Big App Download Weekend

Published on Friday, 25 September 2020

Yesterday saw the launch of the new NHS Covid-19 app and now the public is being urged to download the app in a bid to fight the virus and keep each other safe.

Pioneering Community COVID-19 Advisors to help fight against coronavirus

Published on Thursday, 24 September 2020

Coventry now has a new team to help combat the threat of coronavirus and help residents cope with the many challenges it brings – the Community COVID Advisors.

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New NHS Covid-19 Test and Trace App - advice for businesses

Published on Thursday, 24 September 2020

A new NHS Test and Trace App is being made available for people over 16 to download to help to restrict the spread of COVID-19.

Protect your loved ones, download the app

New NHS COVID-19 Test and Trace App roll out

Published on Thursday, 24 September 2020

A new NHS Test and Trace App is being made available to people over the age of 16 to download to help to restrict the spread of COVID-19.

Six months of challenges and great work, but more to do

Published on Wednesday, 23 September 2020

The Leader of Coventry City Council has today thanked the people of the city for their help in the fight against COVID-19, as the country marks six months since the start of lockdown and restrictions.

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Rule of six comes into effect to tackle coronavirus

Published on Monday, 14 September 2020

New laws prohibiting social gatherings of more than six people come into effect today (Monday 14 September) as the Government calls on the public to remain vigilant in the fight against coronavirus.

Residents urged to be vigilant following several confirmed Covid cases

Published on Monday, 14 September 2020

Coventry residents who may have visited three city centre pubs last weekend are being urged to be vigilant and seek a Covid-19 test if they develop any Coronavirus symptoms, no matter how mild.

COVID-19 testing issues: advice for people affected

Published on Friday, 11 September 2020

The Coventry and Warwickshire Healthcare system is aware of issues affecting the national COVID-19 testing programme which are preventing people with symptoms from getting a test.

Rise in cases sees residents reminded to stay safe and protect others

Published on Friday, 04 September 2020

People in two areas close to the city centre are being reminded to follow social distancing and health advice after a rise in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks.

Call for young people to stay vigilant and fight COVID-19

Published on Thursday, 03 September 2020

Young people across the West Midlands are being urged to stay vigilant in the COVID-19 pandemic, despite a slight drop in the number of new cases across the region.

Enjoy the Bank Holiday – but remember to stay safe

Published on Thursday, 27 August 2020

People in Coventry are being asked to remember the stay safe and social distancing measures as they enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend.

Coventry food distribution business agrees to temporarily cease normal operations in order to control outbreak of COVID-19

Published on Monday, 17 August 2020

The management of Fyffes Group Ltd has agreed to temporarily cease normal operations at its site at Cross Point Business Park in Walsgrave, as an additional measure to control an outbreak of COVID-19 among its workforce.

Council leaders urge people and business to keep following public health advice

Published on Friday, 14 August 2020

Council leaders today urged people and businesses across the West Midlands to keep following public health advice to reduce the threat of further COVID-19 lockdowns across the region, insisting: "We can't afford to drop our guard now."

Testing at a Coventry business following a Covid-19 outbreak

Published on Thursday, 13 August 2020

A Coventry distribution centre is working with public health officials to contain and manage an outbreak of Covid-19

Another COVID-19 testing centre to open in Coventry

Published on Wednesday, 12 August 2020

A third COVID-19 testing centre is to open its doors in Coventry tomorrow.

COVID-19 - seven day rate per 100,000 population

Published on Thursday, 06 August 2020

The region's councils today warned there is no room for complacency as public health teams continue their efforts to prevent further COVID-19 lockdowns across the region.

Helping people to realise the world is a better place with them in it

Published on Thursday, 06 August 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted on nearly everyone’s mental health. For some people, the difficulties that have been faced have led them to thoughts about taking their own life.

Response to cases of COVID-19 at Tesco Arena Park

Published on Wednesday, 05 August 2020

The management of Tesco Arena Park is working closely with the Public Health team at Coventry City Council and Public Health England (PHE) Midlands, following 9 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among people working at the store.

Councillor George Duggins

Play your part - help fight the spread of coronavirus

Published on Friday, 31 July 2020

 Councils across the West Midlands have joined together to deliver a clear message to people and businesses across the region: We must all play are part if we are to avoid any future lockdown due to COVID-19.

Mobile Testing Unit to operate in Coventry to improve the accessibility of Covid-19 testing

Published on Friday, 31 July 2020

A second Covid-19 testing centre is to open on 3 August in Coventry City Centre.

Warning against complacency against the risk of catching coronavirus

Published on Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Coventry’s top public health official has warned people not to become complacent in living with the threat of Covid-19, following a small increase in confirmed cases across the city.

COVID-19 - Wearing of face-coverings in public

Published on Friday, 24 July 2020

A message from the seven West Midlands metropolitan council leaders.

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Joint statement on confirmed COVID-19 case in Coventry

Published on Saturday, 07 March 2020

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

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Thousands take to the streets for Let’s Ride

Published on Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Thousands of people took advantage of the opportunity to cycle through Coventry’s traffic-free streets, as part of HSBC UK Let's Ride Coventry.

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