Go CV latest news - July 2021

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Latest news and offers - July 2021

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Coventry City of Culture - COV Points for all cardholders


As a Go CV cardholder you can still enjoy the Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 experience and benefit from being a cardholder.

When you create an account with Coventry City of Culture Trust, or download the app, you will have the opportunity to add your Go CV card number and immediately earn points, just for being a member.  The more you get involved like booking a ticket, attending an event, volunteering and sharing with friends, you can earn points. The more points you earn, the bigger the rewards, from exclusive experiences to priority booking for shows.

To start earning COV Points today download the Coventry 2021 app, available on Apple and Android.

Plenty of events are now on sale with many being free, but book early for best availability and Go CV+ can book up to four tickets with 50% off for selected events.

See what's on now  

20% discount on Jungle Boat Ride VR tickets at West Orchards

Jungle VR

From Thursday 22 July 2021 every day until Sunday 5 September 2021.

Thank goodness you’re here!  Our precious crystals have been stolen and we need your help to return them!

Climb on board our boat with D.A.S.H, hold on tight and keep your eyes peeled for our gemstones!

Prepare yourself, you’ll come face to face and under fire from all manner of jungle creatures and beasts; the fate of the jungle depends on you – good luck explorers and mind out for those monkeys!

Seating up to 8 people, this virtual reality experience offers a perfect family attraction. Full User Experience time: 5 – 10 minutes. Ride Run Time: 3 minutes

Housed in an explorer's jungle boat house on level 3 of West Orchards Shopping Centre, once aboard, you’ll be seamlessly transported into the virtual boat house using our HD VR headsets.

Your intrepid journey will soon begin, along with the incredible range of motions our boat has to offer; two front fans and surround sound for a fully immersive 4D experience. Tilting forwards, backwards and side to side, the boat’s movements have been specially designed to mirror those of the full 360 degree experience, creating a truly spectacular journey for all the family!

The full ride cost is £5 per person, with up to 8 riders per ride.  20% discount for all Go CV cardholders with unique promo code at checkout 'GOCV2021' 

It is essential you take proof you are a Go CV card holder with you on the day [either physical card or virtual card on your phone].  

Book now -  pre-booking only

With the recent COVID-19 concerns, they have taken extra safety measures to ensure your safety.  Full details and Terms and Conditions can be found on the website.   

Another Go CV free tennis weekend


Are you enjoying watching Wimbledon at the moment and fancy a game of tennis?

Well there's another free weekend of tennis at the War Memorial Park for all Go CV cardholders coming later this month so get your racquets ready!

Sessions not available to book until 13 July and then you can book a session online. 

Go CV supports Sports Fest 2021


Once again, Go CV will be supporting Sports Fest this summer. 

The annual event will take place in Coventry city centre from 27 July to 1 August.  Free activities from a variety of local clubs and organisations.  You’ll be in for six full days of sport and physical activity from a range of Coventry’s fantastic clubs and groups, plus a few special appearances that will be announced soon. 

Keep up to date on Sports Fest by following Coventry Sport on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. 

For any Sports Fest enquiries, please contact covsport@coventry.gov.uk.  

More information on Sports Fest.

Ending soon: Exclusive Go CV offer with CityFibre


Register before 19 July to win a £500 techno bundle

You’ve heard about full fibre right? But do you really know why it is better than much of the broadband technology being used in Coventry right now? No? Then read on.   

Full fibre brings you unparalleled digital connectivity both in terms of speed and reliability. It will mean an end to dropped calls and the dreaded buffer symbol. It will mean you and everyone else in your home can work, game and stream all at the same time.   

The great news for Coventry is that CityFibre are working hard to bring full fibre connectivity to every data-hungry home and business in Coventry.   

If they’ve not reached your area yet don’t worry…rolling out the technology of the future doesn’t happen overnight. But, by registering your details with CityFibre (takes less than a minute), they’ll let you know when you can expect them. 

Enter your details, using this unique link for Go CV cardholders only, to be in with a chance of winning the fantastic tech bundle worth £500. 

Register now and good luck!

Full terms and conditions. The main things you need to know are that you must be aged 18+; you must have a Go CV account, the competition is strictly one entry per household and the winner must consent to publicity – that’s only because we want to show you that competitions like this have real winners. 

Get on track for the Festival of Running

half marathon

The Coventry Half Marathon and 5k are on track to take place on Sunday 31 October 2021. 

There’s still time to sign-up and get training if you haven’t already. 

Don’t forget, Coventry residents receive a discount with a Go CV card. 


Stay up to date or sign-up to take part on the Festival of Running page.

The Wave - book in person or by telephone


Planning ahead for the summer? Make sure to secure your tickets to The Wave early and don’t miss out on  'Riding The Wave’ this summer! 

Tickets are available but selling fast, following sell-out weekends since the waterpark’s re-opening. 

You’ll get to experience two hours packed with thrills, spills and chills with The Wave’s six epic slides, Wave Pool, Lazy River and the children’s splash pad – The Reef - all at a discounted rate for Go CV cardholders. 

Go to The Wave’s website for further information, and if you are looking to book either visit in person or telephone 024 7625 2500 quoting your Go CV card number. Unfortunately online bookings are not available at this time for Go CV+ and any card numbers starting with 0880.  

Summer Reading Challenge


Will you take on the Reading Challenge and be a Wild World Hero this summer?

Join the Wild World Heroes for the Summer Reading Challenge and discover how you can make a difference to the environment too.

Coventry Library Service is teaming up with WWF for a very special nature-themed Challenge that will inspire you to stand up for the planet!

Wild World Heroes will feature amazing books, awesome rewards, and plenty of ideas for taking care of our environment.

Look out for more information coming soon at your local library or on the Summer Reading Challenge website.

Support Coventry Bears' next home game


The summer of sport continues with the next Coventry Bears rugby league fixture on Friday 16 July at Butts Park Arena at 8pm.

Coventry Bears will be playing Keighley Cougars so a wild night awaits under the lights for a special evening of rugby league.

Concession price applies to all Go CV cardholders.

Check the Coventry Bears website for more details and how to book tickets.


Our Future Moves

Coventry Transport Museum presents Our Future Moves

From 17 July explore the immersive world of futuristic technology in this must-see new exhibition, from driverless flying drones and AI facial recognition cars to exciting new space technology and hydrogen vehicles.

Book your visit now

Free admission to Coventry Transport Museum for all Go CV cardholders.


Herbert Art Gallery & Museum - two FREE exhibitions

Herbert - two tone

2 Tone: Lives and Legacies

28 May – 12 September 2021

The first ever major exhibition in the UK devoted solely to the 2 Tone music sensation opens this week!

This unmissable, immersive experience focuses on bands, such as The Specials, The Selecter, Madness, The Beat and The Bodysnatchers, as well as looking at 2 Tone’s continuing influence on music, fashion, politics and culture.

Book your free tickets now

Image: © Toni Tye


UnNatural History

Until 22 August Artists and naturalists from across the globe explore the role of the artist as an intrinsic part of the science of natural history.

Visit UnNatural History online for an exploration of the exhibition, a spotlight on four commissioned artists and a chance to discover the space in-depth through a 3D walkthrough.

HAGM photography

Check your account is up to date

It is important that you check your account to ensure you can still receive benefits and discounts from our partners:

  • please login to your account to ensure your personal details are up to date 
  • check to see if you are eligible for Go CV+ the highest level of discounts available - note this level applies to students, carers, asylum seekers, young people in full-time education as well as those in receipt of benefits.

When logged in to your account, you can clearly see from both the 'home' screen and on your virtual card what  your level of discount is: 

  • [0] means that action is required to update your account and you will not be eligible to receive any discounts or benefits until this has been done.
  • [1] means you are eligible for standard Go CV discount (Coventry resident)
  • [2] means you are a Coventry resident with Go CV+ 
  • You can also create a family group and see their discount levels too.

Let's all continue to stay safe


Although we know that lots of our residents/workers prefer to use home-testing kits for their twice-weekly Lateral Flow Tests, we also realise that some people prefer to be supervised at a test site which is why Coventry still has centres available for this.  You can find all the details on Coventry City Council's website.  

If you prefer the home testing kits, find out how to collect yours.

Contact us and quick links


There's lots of information on our website including the 'Frequently Asked Questions'.

Here's some useful quick links:

If you still need help, please email us.

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