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Guidance for patients as Commonwealth Games gets under way

Today sees the start of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, the biggest sporting event to take place in the UK since the 2012 Olympics.

Held over 11 days, more than 6,500 athletes from 72 nations and territories will compete in 19 sports.

Fifteen venues across the Midlands will host the action, including Coventry Stadium, Coventry Arena and Victoria Park in Leamington Spa.

If you need to use any of our services during this period, please plan ahead and allow extra time for your journeys.

Use the road and rail network maps to see which junctions or services are likely to be busy on which days and at which times.

The busiest times will be just before and just after events take place. Find the full schedule and session timings here.

If you live close to a Games venue or road event, be aware that road closures and diversions will be in place on these days. More information can be found here.

Access within restricted areas for emergency services will continue as normal.

If you live on a road that is ‘controlled parking’ during the Games and you are expecting a visit from NHS staff at your home, you may need to provide them with a parking permit in order to park on your street.

Your local council should have been in touch with you about obtaining a permit, please contact them if you have yet to be contacted.

Follow @GetSet2022 on Twitter for the latest updates.

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