Public health news

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.

The Big App Download Weekend

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.

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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.

A crowd of people next to a red cross and a group of six people socially distanced by a green tick.

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.

Pull your finger out for HIV

National HIV Testing Week 2019

Published on Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Join the fight to beat HIV in Coventry during National HIV testing week. Testing for HIV and encouraging your friends to test too, really does help save lives. A combination of regular testing, HIV treatment and condom use is the key to winning the fight against HIV.

*Caption: MasterChef 2016 winner Jane Devonshire who is among the speakers at the Being Well Festival in Coventry.

Being Well Festival set to draw big crowds

Published on Tuesday, 22 October 2019

The wellness event of the year arrives at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry this week, with a host of inspirational speakers and health-related activities.

Pictured: Cllr Kamran Caan, Cabinet member for Public Health and Sport, with Pupils, teachers and parents from Stoke Heath Primary School

Getting Coventry on the move in Stoke Heath Park

Published on Friday, 18 October 2019

The Council hosted an event to launch Coventry on the Move in Parks' outdoor gym in Stoke Heath Sports Ground, as part of an initiative to encourage more people to get active in our parks and green spaces.

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Coventry City Centre takes steps to become more disability-friendly

Published on Thursday, 17 October 2019

A new Disability Shoppers Charter recognising the importance and needs of customers with disabilities has been launched today in Coventry.

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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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