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As we all know, there are now specific conditions for Sandwell to control the spread of Covid19, please see the latest briefings from Sandwell Council below, for further details, including the most recent update (22nd September).

There remains a significant rise in the number of people testing positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Sandwell.  The council are issuing urgent warnings to act now to combat the risk and to stay safe.  For full details see the urgent Covid19 bulletins from Sandwell Council.  

Also added to our downloads is a summary of government advice on school transport.  The guideline was produced by Sandwell Council’s Travel Assistance Service and is available to download below. 

Recent updates include information on the Black Country First Step counselling service, which is a confidential counselling service for children and young people who have been sexually abused and the latest business bulletin from Sandwell Council. 

Other recent updates include a letter from WM Police  about how they are dealing with missing children and a BLM newsletter to help children to understand the issues that are being raised by the Black Lives Matter campaign. 

Also available is a guide to the new Family Zone on the National Literacy Trust website, which is full of good ideas to help encourage children to read at home.

Other updates include Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, who have launched a 24-7 support line for adults, older adults, and children and young people requiring urgent mental health support during the Covid-19 pandemic.  You can download their PDF for more information below. 

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health poster on what to do if a child in your care is sick with a non-Covid19 related illness is now available to download below.  

Also please don’t forget the message from West Midlands Fire Service reminding us that with more people at home than usual, parking on streets in your area may be tight. Please leave enough room for emergency vehicles to get through as every second counts for 999 responders.

For more information from WMFS on staying staying safe at home visit West Midlands Fire Service’s Covid-19 safety advice page