Go CV latest news

Go CV latest news

Staycation - no problem!

Family walking

It's officially 'holiday time' and with COVID, many of us will be choosing to take a 'Staycation' and enjoy some activities closer to home.

Many of our partners are starting to re-open so if you plan to use your Go CV card, make sure your details are validated.  You can drop us an email to prove your address or that you receive any benefits by sending us photo confirmation - it's that easy!  We'll delete copies once we've validated them.  You can collect any cards when our sign-up centres re-open or email us if you need one urgently.  You can then take advantage of the Go CV and Go CV+ prices advertised.

We'd all love COVID to disappear but it sadly hasn't gone away, so we're reminding people to enjoy themselves safely by washing hands regularly and keeping to social distancing measures in place at venues.

Take care and #staysafe


Go CV Team

Free tennis bookings over bank holiday!

free tennis bank holiday

Inspire to Coach (i2c) is offering Go CV cardholders FREE tennis play over the August bank holiday weekend at the War Memorial Park.

Bookings go live around 6 days before each session so to play on the bank holiday Saturday, you can book from Sunday 23 August.  

Due to current COVID restrictions, equipment cannot be hired, so please take your own rackets and balls.

FREE cycle training for adults and children

Adult Cycle training

If you wish you were more confident riding a bike or have never learned to ride,  take advantage of FREE cycle training this month.

Book a free 2 hour session  to help you learn to ride, develop your skills away from traffic or build your confidence riding on the road. You just need to have a roadworthy bike and helmet.

Find the right session for you:

  • Learn to Ride -  Little or no experience.
  • Cycle Skills - Develop skills in a traffic free area
  • On road training - Develop skills & confidence 

There's also FREE learn to ride cycle training for kids!

Coventry Transport Museum now open

Transport Museum

Coventry Transport Museum has now re-opened its doors, so that's FREE entry for Go CV card holders!

The Museum is operating at a reduced capacity with social distancing measures in place, so please bear this in mind when planning your visit.

If you don't yet have your Go CV card or have not validated your account, you can email us photographic proof of your address or benefits and collect a card from your local Family Hub and CV Life Centres.  The Museum is currently not validating accounts.

2-Tone trip at Coventry Music Museum 

Delia Cov music Museum

Find out about the city's history of 2-Tone and other musical influences, including the famous Delia Derbyshire, at the Coventry Music Museum .

Open Thursday to Saturday 10am - 4pm and 10am - 3pm on Sundays, Go CV cardholders pay just £2 for adults and £1 for children.

Last entry half an hour before closing.  Social distancing measures in place with details left for Test and Trace.

The Wave is now open!

Girl in yellow slide

The Wave waterpark re-opened on 1 August and Go CV cardholders benefit from reduced entry fees.

Make sure you get your card validated to benefit from the Go CV prices. You can email us with photographic proof of your address or benefits while sign-up centres are closed. Log in to your account to see if there's anything you need to validate.

Go CV+ cardholders need to telephone The Wave reception to book ahead as the standard booking on the website does not currently give the discount.

Family Hubs now offer sign-up centre service

Family hubs sign up centres

You can now collect and validate your Go CV card at your local Family Hub.

Hubs are operating strict social distancing policies and two Hubs are currently open virtually only.

If you need a card urgently, pop along to your nearest open Hub or collect one from the Transport Museum, and either take proof of address and any benefits to the Hub for them to validate, or email us photographic proof.

Book an Adult Education course


Why not book an Adult Education course and improve your skills?

Many courses including Bollywood dancing and art classes are taking place at venues with social distancing measures.

Don't forget if you receive qualifying benefits you can pay the heavily reduced Go CV+ price. Email us if you need to validate your account to be able to take advantage of the offer.

Visit Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens

Castle Bromwich Hall gardens

If you want a trip out of the city, Go CV cardholders benefit from discounted entry at 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 and social distancing measures are in place.  Select concessions when booking to get the Go CV price.  You may need to show your Go CV card on arrival.

Not too late to enter for the Festival of Running 

Festival of Running logo

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

The team is watching Government guidance closely and recently issued a statement.

Previously bought tickets are still valid for the rescheduled date.

There are three 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.

Herbert now re-open 

The Herbert

The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry Archives and Tourist Information reopened its doors yesterday (Monday 3 August).

Social distancing measures are in place with reduced capacity.  Some galleries and spaces will also be closed.

Coventry Bears receives funding for Junior teams

Bears Juniors

One of our partners, Coventry Bears, will be setting up three new satellite clubs for children, thanks to news of receiving £14,946.75 from the CreatedBy RLWC2021 Capital Grants Programme.

Cllr Kamran Caan, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Sport, said: "This is a great project for the city off the back of the recent Rugby League World Cup 2021 fixture announcement.

"I will always fully support any project like this. I love to see more children getting active in Coventry, and what's even better is that the satellite clubs will reach young people in the wider West Midlands area too.

"I look forward to seeing the new clubs start up and I wish everyone luck that is partaking in the legacy sponsored bike ride to raise further funding."

Debbie Watson, CEO of Coventry Bears also added: “The opportunity for us to create brand new clubs and populate them with local players and volunteers, doesn’t come around often. We want each satellite club to be justly inclusive and embedded within its local community, whilst embracing the Bears' family values.

"If you are inspired by this and are interested in playing, coaching or volunteering in any capacity within one of these new clubs, we would encourage you to register your interest via www.coventrybears.com/rlwc

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