COVID-19 – Brook

Last week, the Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson, announced UK schools were to close as of Friday 20th March and “will remain closed until further notice except for children of key workers and vulnerable children, as part of the country’s ongoing response to coronavirus”

Until further notice, all Brook clinics will be running an altered service, with adjustments to operating times and access. We will regularly update the public on the status of our services

Brook will do all we can to support schools, teachers, parents and young people in these uncertain times. Below we have listed a range of our resources and services. If you have any additional questions, particularly those regarding at risk children, please contact us via

Free Resources

Our digital resource hub contains a range of handouts,videos and blog posts to support professionals and parents in talking about relationships and sex with young people. 

Brook Learn is our free e-learning platform featuring short online courses to equip you with the skills and confidence to deliver excellent relationships & sex education (RSE). It is also a useful tool to support parents to have those conversations at home. Courses include: How To Deliver RSE, Consent, Puberty, Relationships, Contraception, STIs, Abortion and more.

Education services

While the majority of schools & colleges in England and Wales will be closing from Friday, we are currently adapting our services in order to continue to provide support to institutions and young people where needed.

For schools that will be remaining open to accommodate children of NHS staff, we may be able to provide some support through our services. Please get in touch with us if your institution will be remaining open.

If you have any questions regarding how our services can support you or concerns around the impact of our altered services, please contact us using the email link above.

Training services

We want to ensure we are still able to support teachers and schools to prepare for the introduction of mandatory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) from September 2020. We are currently reviewing our trainings and will be in touch with updates shortly.

More information about our training offer. 

If you have any additional questions about planning for the new academic year please email us on to arrange a call. 

Stay up-to-date

For regular updates from Brook, please follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram where you can expect updates on our services and resources. 

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We will regularly update our COVID-19 page with advice and service updates around sexual health and wellbeing. This includes information on how to access emergency contraception, as well as helplines for accessing abortion care and mental health services.

Clinical service

Brook Blackburn is currently offering a slightly reduced service via telephone consultations. Appointments for telephone consultations can be made by ringing 01254 268700 during our usual opening hours:

  • Monday 12:00 – 17:30
  • Tuesday CLOSED
  • Wednesday 12:00 – 17:30
  • Thursday CLOSED
  • Friday 12:00 – 17:30
  • Saturday 11:00 – 14:30
  • Sunday Closed

Please see the Blackburn service pages of the Brook website and Brook social media for updates and information

Education – e-learning

Brook Learn is a fantastic resource to share with teachers and parents who may be looking for free online resources while staying at home. Talking about relationships and sex with young people isn’t always easy. To help you, we have developed high quality digital learning to empower, support and encourage you to deliver effective relationships and sex education (RSE) – based on our 55 years’ experience of working with under 25s. Courses are free and include STIs, Puberty, Consent, IUD & IUS and Emergency contraception, Pleasure and Enduring Love.

This month, we launched our new Brook Learn abortion course in partnership with the Open University.