Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Do you as a parent or carer at home with your children during the school shut down, feel that you need someone to talk to about how you can cope with this challenging time for families? 

Birmingham Educational Psychology Service is providing a telephone helpline for any parent or car-ers of children, who feel they would benefit from a consultation with a psychologist to support them with any concerns arising at this time, for them or their families. Click here for more information.

 Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.

If you need more information on the virus, in the first instance please click here to view the NHS guidance.

If you think you may have the virus or have been in close contact with someone that has the virus.

  • stay at home and avoid close contact with other people
  • DO NOT go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
  • use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next

The 111 coronavirus service will tell you if you need to continue to stay at home (self-isolate) or if you need medical help.

 In the instance of closure, the school office will not be manned. Please ensure School is alerted to any confirmed cases via email enquiry@bvcs.bham.sch.uk

Going abroad or thinking of going abroad?

If you are planning a holiday abroad or have a holiday booked.  Please contact the DfE for further information and guidance.

0800 046 8687 or email  DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk.

The advice line is open from 8am until 6pm Monday to Friday.

 

Department for Work and Pensions Advice

Further Government advice for employees, benefit claimants and businesses is available from the gov.uk website. Click here to view the information.

 

To read the addendum to our Child Protection and Safeguarding policy relating to the COVID-19 school closures click here - COVID-19 Policy Addendum