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Zebra Access Coronavirus statement

This is an update on all of Zebra Access services as result of yesterday’s announcement by the UK government in its response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic so that we can support the safety of our staff, volunteers, their families and everyone who we work with. 

Zebra Access can confirm that:

  • Job Club and English Tutorial drop in sessions at Blakenhall (Tuesday 10am-1pm), Sandwell (Wednesday 10am-12.30pm) and Walsall (Wednesday 2-5pm) are closed as of now. Unfortunately this project ends on 31st March. This means that there will be no more Job Club or English Tutorials drop in sessions however we will continue to offer this support via facetime or emails up until 31st March. So please do contact Deirdre ( or 07538059490) or Marian ( or 07521698268) accordingly.
  • Wolverhampton Coffee mornings at Lighthouse and Walsall afternoon tea at Expressions Cafe and all other community related events (i.e. trips, yoga and so on) are cancelled until further notice. Be-frienders scheme will not be visiting clients. Please contact Sean Noone on or 07858132447 for any essential or alternative support.
  • Advocacy service at Blakenhall, Walsall and Civic Centre are also closed until further notice. However Advocacy service will still be available on FaceTime/Messenger/Skype/WhatApp/Emails/Text basis. Please contact Craig Pothecary on or 07472959315 
  • Face to face BSL and Deaf Awareness sessions/classes will not take place. Please contact Dawn Lynch on or 07729134155 for more details

We will take a sensible approach in continuing to provide support for our most vulnerable members of community where necessary.

The current situation presents an uncertain and worrying time for us all. Please see Sign Health website ( for more information about the Coronavirus in BSL.

As a provider of services to Deaf people we remain committed to ensuring that our community receives support where possible.  We will provide an update about our services on our social media channels as when the Government changes their advice/recommendations. For more information on our services please visit the relevant page on our website.

Thank you for understanding and support. Stay well and safe.

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