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There is life in lockdown

Stay home save lives

We hope you and your families have been keeping well and staying safe during the lockdown - 2020 will certainly be a year to remember!

In this issue, we'll be highlighting a few of the things you can still do at home to keep happy and healthy.

If there's anything you've found that's particularly helpful and want to share it with others, don't forget to tag us on Facebook and Twitter!  We might share your idea.

During the lockdown period, we are making it easier for anyone needing to validate their account by providing proof of address or a receiving benefit whilst our sign-up centres are closed.

You can send copies by email to gocv@coventry.gov.uk from the email address registered to your account and you'll get confirmation it's been validated.  Copies of your documents in our email will be deleted.

In the meantime  #StayHomeSaveLives.

Go CV team

Coventry Comedy Festival

Coventry Comedy Festival

Coventry Comedy Festival was due to take place in May but has been cancelled.

However, you can make yourself comfy and watch online for your comedy fix and watch the video from  26 April Lockdown Lounge show.

The next live stream is on 3 May.

As shows are live and aimed at an adult audience, please bear this in mind when watching.

Keeping active while at home

Active at home Sport England

We know lots of you are juggling childcare, schooling and working from home at the moment.  But don't forget to look after yourself!

Coventry Sport social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter are promoting ideas from clubs and organisations all over Coventry.  Activities for all age groups and abilities are available making sure the campaign is fully inclusive and as many people as possible can stay active. 

There are lots of other free activities online that you can take part in together or on your own and Sport England has put together a list of different sessions to keep you motivated as part of their #StayInWorkOut campaign, including sessions for all abilities and those with mobility problems.

Festival of Running new date

Coventry Festival of Running

Coventry Festival of Running has a new rescheduled date of 1 November.

Book your place now for the 5k race or Half Marathon where you can benefit from Go CV and Go CV+ entry prices.

Rhymetime videos plus hire an e-book for free from Coventry libraries

Coventry Library Service

Coventry library service has a number of e-books, e-comics and audiobooks you can hire for free.

If you're a member of the library you can use the Borrow Box App or hire through the website.  

There are also a number of videos you can watch online including storytime, rhymetime and how to make a rainbow bird.

Exercising outdoors while social distancing

Our parks are still open for you to enjoy your daily exercise, although their car parks remain closed. 

Please observe strict social distancing and keep at least two metres apart, don't arrange to meet up with people that don't live with you and only go out once a day for exercise.

In many of them you'll see helpful banners giving you a visual reminder of how two metres look.  Remember under government guidance play areas within parks are closed.

West Midlands Network has put together some tips on how to safely walk, run or cycle outdoors whilst social distancing.

Coombe Abbey Park

Online collections and exhibitions at The Herbert

Light Pavilion wonder exhibition Herbert


There are a number of collections that you can view online at The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum.

Investigate the natural world, modern art, and the Old Masters and some past exhibitions including Wonder (Light Pavilion by Julia Snowdin pictured) and Coventry Open 2020.

Passport to Leisure and Learning is merging with Go CV

PPTLL merging with Go CV

Over the next few weeks, Passport to Leisure will be merging with Go CV.

If you receive any qualifying benefits, make sure you get them validated at a sign-up centre when they reopen, so you will have the Go CV+ discount loaded to your card.

Whilst we are still in lockdown, sign-up centres are closed so you cannot collect or validate your card, but you can still register if you don't already have a Go CV account.

Share your stories on Facebook and Twitter

We'd love to see how you've been keeping happy and healthy whilst staying at home.  Tag us on Facebook and Twitter and we might re-share your story.

You can also follow and share on Coventry Sport on Facebook and Twitter in our #KeepCoventryMoving campaign.

Keep Coventry Moving