Go CV Latest News - March 2021

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Go CV celebrates - March 2021

2nd birthday

Happy Birthday Go CV

There are 51,000 residents celebrating as Go CV marks its second birthday. 

Although we all need to continue to follow guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19, there's still lots of opportunities for Go CV cardholders to benefit in the weeks and months ahead as restrictions ease.  Residents will soon be able to make active use of their card again across a range of great Coventry facilities, sports, culture, arts and events.

Be ready and ensure your Go CV account is fully validated - you can email us your proof of address and benefits. 

In the meantime, follow the guidance and stay safe. 

Easter Offer - Footgolf 'buy one get one free'

Footgolf - April 2021

Following the fantastic success of Go Parks: Active Schools Challenge, Footgolf at the War Memorial Park is 'buy one get one free' for all Go CV cardholders throughout April.  

That's a great opportunity during the Easter holidays, especially with the new rules in place which mean you can meet up to six people or two households to play. Great for your health and mental wellbeing too!

You can find out more about Footgolf on the Council's website.  

Active April

Be in with a chance to win a £25 Amazon voucher

For ideas on ways to get moving download the 30-day activity challenge

Active April

For many, spring is the real ‘new year’, so to keep us healthy and reduce the likelihood of illnesses including COVID-19 we have produced an Active April calendar. You can follow the 30 suggestions for each day of the month to help you get active or you can fill in your own activity - from cleaning to walking to dancing - it’s all activity!

You can also send in your #ActiveApril spring photos by tagging @coventrycc on Facebook and Twitter or Instagram @coventrycitycouncil and be in with a chance to win a £25 Amazon voucher.

Are you eligible for Go CV+ ?

Many of our partners offer greater savings for those who qualify, known as Go CV+ and these discounts will also apply to children in your family group.  Please ensure your account is up to date so you don't miss out!

It's the same card - it is your unique card number that will recognise you as Go CV+ provided you have a validated Go CV account.

Find out if you're eligible.

Go CV+

You can email us proof of your address and/or benefits and we'll email you back to confirm it has been done. 

Adult Education Summer Term 2021

Adult Ed - Summer

It's not only back to school for the children!

The Summer Term Choice magazine is available to download now, with huge discounts for those eligible for Go CV+

Coventry Adult Education Service offers a choice of courses in a wide range of subjects.  Each year thousands of people take the opportunity to learn a new skill, gain a qualification, find out more about something they are interested in, or simply make new friends.

Check out the list of socially distanced courses available - the majority
will be online but they will be introducing some back into venues.  

World Autism Awareness Week

Autism Week

It's World Autism Awareness Week from 29 March - 4 April.

Find the latest guidance, updates and resources for autistic people, their families and professionals.

This NHS Autism guide can also help if you or someone you care about is autistic or might be autistic.

Following the fantastic success of the 'Quiet Time' pilot session at The Wave last year, look out for more 'Go Connect' events coming soon for people with disabilities and their families. 

Rachel Smith, travelled from Banbury so her 15-year-old son Charlie, who has severe autism and ADHD, could take advantage of the 'Go Connect' session.  She said “Sessions like this are just a lifeline for both me and Charlie as they just don’t tend to exist elsewhere.”

Gyms and swimming pools set to re-open soon

Swimming Pools

More changes could be coming on 12 April when gyms and swimming pools are proposed to re-open.  

The re-opening is part of step 2 of the Government’s roadmap that will take place no earlier than 12 April.  

This includes the re-opening of the state-of-the-art Lifestyles Health and Fitness suites at CV Life sites; The Alan Higgs Centre, Xcel Leisure Centre, Centre AT7 and The Wave. 

Sign up for a Lifestyles membership package using your Go CV discount and you pay nothing until centres re-open, plus FREE class streaming!

Keep up to date on Sport England Coronavirus update pages. 

What's on at Culture Coventry


Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Tasty Treats Coming Your Way – Historic Cooking Episode 2

From Victorian to vegan - for this month’s episode of Historic Cooking, we are back in our host’s kitchen where we take a look at different cheesecakes!

Historic Cooking airs bi-monthly, bringing the past to life through food. But we do not just make the original recipes, we also create a modern-day version that you can try at home.

Watch the episode.


Coventry Transport Museum

Online Exhibition Launch – Gearing Up: From Saddle to Spoke

More cycles were made in Coventry in the 1890s then in any other city in the world; and during that time it was referred to as the ‘Cycle Capital of the World’. From the introduction of the earliest cycles, the allure of freedom and speed that they offer has been a positive part of our culture. See unique highlights from our collection and take a curator-led tour to discover the evolution to the revolution of the cycle.

You can find out more on the Culture Space Coventry website.

Congratulations to our winners

Stay at Home

'Stay at Home' competition 

Thanks to everyone who had a validated account in time to enter our 'Stay at Home' Competition.  Our winners have now been contacted and they include:

Gillian, a retired lady from Burton Green has been isolating and said she is looking forward now to her first trip to a supermarket for many months.  Gillian received a £50 Tesco voucher

Olamide who won a Sainsbury's voucher said: "I am a student struggling with finals in this pandemic so this will really boost my morale."

Congratulations to all six winners.

COVID-19 Roadmap

Coronavirus restrictions remain in place across England

On Monday (29 March), a second milestone on the national roadmap out of the COVID-19 pandemic was reached. The current restrictions are:

  • Only socialise indoors with people you live with or who are in your support bubble
  • Up to six people or two households can meet outside
  • Work from home if you can and only travel when necessary
  • If you have symptoms get a test and stay at home

We are all learning to adapt to changing regulations over this period so as each key date approaches the Council outlines what this means for you.

You can find all up to date information on the Council's website.

Contact us - we are still here to help

With the Go CV team working from home, we are still here to help answer all your queries, validate your accounts or if you need a card number urgently.   

Please email us at gocv@coventry.gov.uk

Email us to validate


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