Last Updated: 06/05/2021

Update on effects of COVID-19 on Solihull Town Centre

Solihull BID want to keep you updated with the latest news, information and advice during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please check this page daily for more updates.



The Prime Minister has announced the government’s roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions in England. Click here to find out more.


- The furlough scheme has been extended until 30th September 2021. Find out more about how the scheme is changing.



- If you have symptoms, get a free NHS test to check if you have coronavirus. Click here to book one.

- Anybody who does not have symptoms can order free rapid lateral flow tests online. Click here to find out more.

- People aged 40 or over can use the online NHS service to book a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination. Click here to book.

- If you have any questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, Birmingham & Solihull NHS have launched a new website to help. Find out about eligibility, what to expect when you attend an appointment, and other useful FAQs by clicking here.





- Restart grants of up to £6,000 for non-essential retail and up to £18,000 for hospitality businesses were made available. Solihull Council aim to pay applicants within 28 days. Please click here for more details.

Get coronavirus (COVID-19) support for your business or if you’re self-employed, and find out how to keep your business and your employees safe

Find coronavirus financial support for your business

Claim for your employees' wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Make your workplace COVID-secure 

Solihull4Success - Guidance for businesses on COVID-19

Guidance for Food Businesses

Guidance for farmers, landowners and rural businesses

If you believe your Business will be affected by the current outbreak of COVID-19 (whether it's a supply chain issue, problems exporting goods or staffing concerns) please get in touch with the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Growth Hub by emailing or call  0800 032 3488. Their business resilience Account Managers will discuss with you how their services may be able to help your business throughout this period.



For an update on Mell Square (including opening times), please click here

For an update on Touchwood (including opening hours), please click here


 - 'Plan Ahead Team' (PATS) were formed into groups with an appointed Senior Team Leader whose responsibility it was to obtain and share relevant information to the leadership group and key partners. The PATs were conducted via virtual meetings.

For more details on the Solihull town centre recovery plan, please click here.



Mental health and wellbeing

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