Coronavirus (COVID-19) SEND Local Offer
This page provides SEND specific information in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
It doesn’t replace the latest general information and guidance about Coronavirus in Worcestershire, which can be found on our dedicated web page.
If you’re a parent, carer or in a childcare bubble, it's a good idea to get a rapid flow test twice a week
Please don't ask your school but get your test through any of these routes:
- through your employer if they offer testing to employees
- by collecting a home test kit from one of our community testing sites
see our rapid lateral flow test page for more information on where you can get a test
- order a home testing kit online
website: schools, nurseries and colleges testing: order coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow home test kits (opens in a new window)
The DfE has published an open letter from Education Secretary Gavin Williamson to parents, carers and guardians. It is about the decision to lift restrictions on education from 8 March and on the asymptomatic testing programme and safety measures.
Parents and carers what you need to know about the return to schools
Government have updated their information for parents and carers of children who are attending school (including special schools) during COVID-19. The guidance has been updated to include, amongst other things, information about home testing, CEV shielding measures and test and trace support payments.
From 8 March pupils will return to face-to-face education in school and further education. The Government have published a blog to inform parents and carers about what to expect.
Note: We have used information and advice from Government and other trusted sources. These pages are being regularly updated, added to and revised.