Local sports clubs and physical activity providers which want to claim a grant of £1,000 towards the costs of being Covid-19 compliant can find out more at special workshops today and next week.

Volunteer-led sports clubs and physical activity providers in Wolverhampton are eligible for a Covid Compliance Grant offered by the City of Wolverhampton Council to encourage regular rapid Covid-19 testing and Covid-safe environments by offsetting the costs involved in this.

Sports clubs and physical activity providers in Wolverhampton can apply for the grant by calling 01902 290242 or visiting Covid Compliant and are invited to find out more at virtual workshops taking place today (Tuesday 22 June) and next Tuesday 29 June, both from 4pm to 5pm. 

They will cover what being Covid-compliant looks like, how organisations can be Covid-secure and how to apply for the grant. There will also be a question and answer session and further information about testing and risk management. 

To register for today’s workshop, visit Eventbrite, and for next week’s event please click Eventbrite. Please note, it is not compulsory to attend either workshop in order to apply for the grant, it is for guidance only.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: “A third of people with Covid-19 don’t have any symptoms and could therefore pass it onto others unknowingly. Regular testing is helping to track down these cases and prevent onward transmission, protecting individuals and the wider community.

"That’s why we are asking people in Wolverhampton to get a free rapid test twice a week, either at one of our public test centres, at home or in the workplace where available.

“The Covid Compliance Grant is intended to help our city’s grassroots sports clubs and physical activitiy providers get back on their feet and, at the same time, encourage them to be Covid-secure and embrace a routine of regular coronavirus testing.

“This will give people confidence that clubs are doing all they can to protect participants from Covid-19 and keep the wider community safe from this deadly virus.

“I would encourage eligible organisations to join the free workshops either today or next week to find out more about the scheme.”