Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for parents and carers

Face coverings on home to School transport 

In light of the continued and rising increase in community transmission and COVID-19 infection rates, Worcestershire County Council with advice from Public Health have decided to make the wearing of face coverings mandatory on Home to School Transport from Tuesday 6 October 2020

To find out more please visit Worcestershire County Council’s School travel pages Worcestershire County Council school and college travel.

Face coverings on school run 

Parents and carers are being advised to wear face coverings when dropping off and collecting children from school. The new advice from Public Health follows recommends that face coverings should be worn where it is physically difficult for parents to follow 2 metre social distancing rules. This extra measure is being introduced to keep the whole school community safe, especially those who are most vulnerable.

To find out more please read our media statement on face coverings outside schools

Advice, guidance and support

Health and wellbeing

Educational resources and things to do at home

COVID-19, Domestic Abuse and Your Community

You might be worried about yourself or a friend/relative’s wellbeing whilst we are being asked to stay at home as part of the COVID-19 emergency measures. If so, help is available:

SafeLives ending domestic abuse # you are not alone
Safe Lives have all the domestic abuse resources in a one stop link:
Website: SafeLives ending domestic abuse - Domestic abuse and COVID-19 (opens in a new window)
Free phone 24 hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247

West Mercia Women’s Aid Helpline 24 hours a day on 0800 980 3331
Website: West Mercia Women's Aid (opens in a new window)

Men’s Advice Line on 0808 801 0327 (Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm)

In an emergency always dial 999

For more information about this service and further domestic abuse related information and services please visit the Worcestershire County Council Domestic abuse website.