This page is dedicated to providing GBS Covid-19 (Coronavirus) updates to clients and learners. The page will be regularly updated with important government, local authority and GBS updates regarding Covid-19 and the impact on our business. We urge you to regularly visit this page to keep up to date with our updates during this challenging period.

If you need additional support, please contact us and we will do our utmost to help you during this difficult time. For safeguarding concerns, please contact our Safeguarding Officer; Penny Guard on 07917619034 or

In the meantime, we urge everyone to stay safe, and work together to support the vulnerable people and businesses in our communities. Together, we can get through this.

23 March 2020

Following guidance from the government we have taken the decision to temporarily close the office from today, with all staff working from home. We are taking these necessary steps to reduce the risk of transmission between staff, learners and employers, and ensure we all stay safe during this period of uncertainty.

All programmes will now be delivered remotely and we are working together with all of our employers to ensure minimal disruption to our learners.

Our teams are working directly with the relevant employers and learners, however for any urgent queries, please contact us on

19 March 2020

Most people aren’t accustomed to the concept of remote working. To support our staff, employers and learners during this time, we have developed some tips and tricks for working from home effectively:

  • Set your alarm at the usual time to start the day as normally as possible.
  • Take a brief morning walk
  • Set up your working environment as close to an office desk as possible
  • Play the radio for background noise, other voices around you
  • Take regular breaks away from screens and keep dehydrated – this includes lunch breaks!

Find out more about these tips and tricks, or share your very own on our LinkedIn page.

18 March 2020

Given recent developments and announcements by the government, we are taking the necessary steps to ensure our staff and learners are kept as safe as possible during the Covid-19 outbreak. We are in a fortunate enough position to adopt a working from home policy for our staff, with the infrastructure and resources to support our clients and apprentices with minimal disruption to planned activity. Therefore, where possible, we have changed our delivery method to online learning to ensure there are no disruptions to our apprentices learning. These changes have been communicated to all stakeholders, however if you are a learner or an employer and require information about future workshop sessions, please contact the office on 01246 925923 or email Alternatively please speak to your Trainer/Skills Coach directly and they will be more than happy to support.