Supporting with the 2021 Census

In conjunction with the Good Things Foundation and the ONS, BMH Training will be supporting the local community by offering a Census Support service throughout March, April and May. However, due to the National Lockdown we are unable to offer face-to-face support but will be able to offer support in many other ways.

How to access our Services

Our staff will be on hand to deliver one to one support over online chat, over the phone, Microsoft Teams and Zoom throughout the Census.

To book an appointment contact us on 01942 261 342, census@bmhtraining.co.uk or by clicking the Live Chat bubble in the bottom right of the website. If you would prefer, you can also use our Contact Form and we can get in touch with you.

Example image of the Census Live Chat bubble
Example of the Live Chat Bubble on the BMH Training Website

What is the Census?

According to the Office of National Statistics the Census is:

… a survey that happens every 10 years and gives us a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales. The next census takes place on Sunday 21 March 2021.

Office of National Statistics, 2021 About the census – Census 2021

Your household will receive an invitation to take part in the Census 2021 any time now, look out for it and if you feel that you may struggle with it, get in touch.

Opening Hours
During the Census we will be open as follows:

  • Monday – 9am to 5pm
  • Tuesday – 9am to 5pm
  • Wednesday – 9am to 5pm
  • Thursday – 9am to 8pm
  • Friday – 9am to 8pm
  • Saturday – 10am to 3pm
COVID-19 at BMH Training Limited

Over the past year, we have had to change the way we do business and while the centre is closed our classes continue online. In the centre, we have made several significant changes to ease the transition back into classes safer for our staff and clients.

Hand-Sanitizer

We have installed automatic hand sanitiser stations throughout the centre, including on the wall on the way in, one at the top of the stairs and outside each classroom. We have replaced the handwash in the toilet with an automatic dispenser. Make sure to utilize these at every opportunity while you are in the centre.

Social Distancing

New guidelines are in place for how people enter the building, access the classrooms and a new seating plan. Learners will now sit 6-ft apart unless they are in a bubble or the same household. In our computer room, we have installed plastic screens between computers.

At the moment we can only have limited numbers of clients in the building. If you are unsure as to whether you should be in class please talk to your tutor.

Face Masks

Face masks should be worn at all times upon entering the building, in the corridors and kitchen and when leaving the centre. You can remove your mask once seated in the classroom if you feel comfortable. Our tutors will be wearing face visors and/or masks throughout the sessions. If you are exempt from wearing a face mask, please make sure your class tutor is aware before you attend your class.

Virtual Learning

We have several different courses still ongoing including:

  • The Wigan Skills and Learning Functional Skills classes have moved online.
  • A new virtual Community English Zoom class.
  • There are currently no plans to move our basic digital courses onto Zoom but we can offer one to one advice on an ad-hoc basis.
  • We have several CPD certified courses available for purchase.  

We are scheduled to reopen the centre on 01/03/2021 to the Community English and Essential Digital Skills cohorts. This date is based upon current government guidance could change.