GOV.UK Whatsapp Service

Government launches Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp

The new free to use service aims to provide official, trustworthy and timely information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), and will further reduce the burden on NHS services.

To use the free GOV.UK Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp, simply add 07860 064422 in your phone contacts and then message the word ‘hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started.

For more information, go the click HERE

Apprentices On The Frontline

Some apprentices are playing a vital role in the fight against the current COVID-19 pandemic. Some apprentices are key workers and are even having to move out of the family home in order to continue safely working.

Weir Training have today paid for and delivered a food parcel to one of their apprentices who is working long shifts, cannot purchase food due to panic buying shortages and having no money until payday!

Our admiration goes out to all essential workers, including the apprentices, who are working so hard to keep us all safe. The rest of us can help to protect them by Staying Home.


Our thoughts are with our members, learners and all stakeholders during this extremely difficult time. We are reviewing the situation daily and continuing to operate within the limitations of Government advice and restrictions.

The Federation of Small Businesses has developed a vital online resource with Advice and Guidance or Small Businesses and the Self Employed (Click Here) and of course regular updates can be found on the Government’s GOV.UK website.

Please do everything you can to stay safe and healthy and to protect the health of others.