Go CV latest news

Go CV latest news

New offers to brighten your summer

Boy with ice lolly

We hope you've been managing to enjoy some time outdoors with your family and social bubbles during the last few weeks of glorious weather. Living in Coventry though, we have to expect our fair share of rain, but there are still lots of online activities we can enjoy!

Restrictions are changing all the time and many of our partners are getting things in place to open safely - some in the next couple of weeks.

We've got some new partners and a great prize draw so don't miss out!

Staying safe is important, so our sign-up centres are still closed. 

You can email us if you need to validate any proof of address or benefits on your account and we'll delete copies once we've validated them.  You can collect any cards when our centres re-open or email us if you need one urgently.  We've delayed any accounts from being suspended, so don't worry if you get an automated email telling you you need to collect a card or validate. 

Take care and #staysafe


Go CV team

Win tennis prizes and try a course for only £20!

Tennis prize draw

Want to get on a tennis court? Want to have someone to play with? Want to know which end of the racket is which?

'Try Tennis' is a 4 week group coaching course run by Tennis 24/7 specially designed for people looking to get involved in tennis. Adults and children of all ages and abilities can sign up for £20 and an expert coaching team will help you learn the basics of tennis in a fun and friendly environment. The War Memorial Park is one of their venues.

If you don't have a racket, you can even borrow one in line with the Lawn Tennis Association guidelines.

Go CV members taking advantage of this offer will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win either a tennis racket, Wilson backpack or tennis ball set!  Go CV will email you if you are a successful winner.  Deadline is 31 July!

Coventry Music Museum becomes a new Go CV partner

Pete Chambers Cov Music Museum

Coventry Music Museum has come on board as a new Go CV partner!

They are currently making plans to re-open safely on 4 July.  If you've never been or need to refresh your history of how Coventry has influenced the music scene, why not take advantage of the Go CV discount?

Go CV cardholders are being offered the concessionary price of just £2 entry for adults and £1 for children.

Visit Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens

Castle Bromwich Hall gardens

Fancy a daytrip? Go CV cardholders can now visit Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens for £4 per adult and £1 for a child.

To guarantee entry as numbers are restricted, it's advised you pre-book.  Gardens are currently open from Wednesday - Sunday.  Select concessions when booking to get the Go CV price.  You may need to show your Go CV card on arrival.

Allotment rental discounts for Go CV+


The popularity of gardening and growing your own produce has increased since lockdown and is a great form of outdoor exercise.

Go CV+ cardholders get discounted rental on Coventry City Council owned allotments which can cost anything from £15 - £35 a year, depending on location and facilities.

Coventry Transport Museum to re-open its doors

Cov Transport Museum inside 1

Coventry Transport Museum is set to re-open on Monday 20 July.

As a Go CV cardholder, don't forget you get FREE entrance to the museum! This could save you £14 for an adult entry ticket.

To keep you going until then, here's a bit of history as part of their #museumfromhome 

In the 1920s Lea Francis motorcars achieved wins at the Ulster TT and Le Mans with the Lea Francis Hyper. In the 1950s and 1960s the Rootes rally team enjoyed a number of successes. Their 1954 Sunbeam MKIII rally car is displayed in the museum alongside photos of it in action.

Free courses to boost your skills

Adult ed free courses


If you're finding you have more time than before or you need to improve your skills to help with looking for a job, there are a number of FREE courses from Coventry Adult Education Service.

You can access many online, so all you need is a device and internet connection.

The Adult Education Service is currently busy planning other courses for the Autumn.  Don't forget if you're a Go CV+ cardholder, you qualify for heavily reduced course fees!  

Half price tickets at Coombe Abbey Fishery for Go CV+

Coombe fishing offer

Go CV+ cardholders can benefit from 50% off tickets at Coombe Abbey Park Fishery.

This means day tickets are as little as £3.00 for adults, £4.00 for a specimen ticket and a midweek adult season ticket is £20.00 with a full season ticket for £60.00.

Festival of Running rescheduled for November

festival of running statement

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

The team have issued a statement and are still hoping to go ahead, watching Government guidance closely.

Previously bought tickets are still valid for the rescheduled date.

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

Outdoor play areas to re-open

play areas stay safe

Outdoor play areas - including the outdoor gym equipment - are set to open on 4 July in line with Government guidance, so that will be good news to those of us with younger family members!

Caution and regular hand santising is still recommended and to stay safe, remain socially distant from those outside of your 'bubble'.

Play equipment is currently being checked for safety, so please don't use it before they officially re-open on 4 July.

Advice and funding for those returning to sport

sport funding

Along with information on where to find support and funding within the sports sector, Coventry Sport have put together a grid of various sports with links to governing bodies pages where you can find the latest information regarding the sport 'returning-to-play' at this time. 


The Herbert plans to re-open plus see the Quinn exhibition online 

Quinn Lottie Davies

The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry Archives and Tourist Information will reopen to the public on Monday 3 August 2020.

Until then, there are a number of their collections that you can view online including the recent exhibition, Quinn: A journey, by artist Lottie Davies.

The exhibition tells the fictional story of a young man, William Henry Quinn, who walks from the south west of England to the far north of Scotland in post-Second World War Britain. Although fictional, the work responds to the real-world experiences of young men and women post-trauma in the early 20th century and now.

To keep up to date with announcements and any planned events, sign-up for their newsletter.

Do you qualify for Go CV+?

PPTLL merging with Go CV

If your circumstances have changed or you are receiving any qualifying benefits, make sure you validate them to get your Go CV+ discount.

Previously,  the Passport to Leisure scheme offered discounts in Coventry but over the next few weeks it will be phased out and merged with Go CV.  People who have validated can get Go CV+ discounts where shown on the offers.  If you have a Passport to Leisure or know someone who has, make sure you get a Go CV card and validate your benefits to get your discounts.

Our sign- up centres are currently closed but you can email proof to us, or make sure you get them validated at a sign-up centre when they re-open.  You cannot collect your card at the moment, but you can still register if you don't already have a Go CV account. 

Support the children's Summer Reading Challenge

Silly Squad summer reading challenge

Coventry Library Service is supporting the Summer Reading Challenge for children aged 4-11 and would love you to get involved.

As they can’t see you in libraries at the moment, they'd love to see and share some of your children’s one-minute book reviews of what they’ve read recently – this can be a short video shared with them, or a picture of your child with their book and a review. 
This year’s theme is ‘Silly Squad’ they'd love to see the books that have made your children laugh and smile! 

Share your stories on Facebook and Twitter

We'd love to hear of anything you've benefitted from by having a Go CV card.  Tag us on Facebook and Twitter and we might re-share your story.