Coronavirus Advice & Information
Advice on talking to children about Coronavirus
Re-opening Letters & Information
Mental Health & Well-being Support
- Young Minds: A charity offering advice on how to support for your child’s mental health.
- NHS: Advice on managing anxiety in children.
- British Psychological Society: Advice on talking to children about illness.
- Contact: Coronavirus information for parents of disabled children.
- The National Autistic Society: Coronavirus resources for autistic people and families.
- The Samaritans: Free 24-hour support helpline (Telephone: 116 123).
- Unicef: What you need to know about the virus to protect you and your family.
Key Workers' Children & Free School Meals Update
You can help to slow the spread of Coronavirus.
- Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:
- Wash your hands often – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren’t available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- If you feel unwell, stay at home and don’t attend work or school.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home.
- If you’re worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111 – don’t go directly to your GP or other healthcare environments.
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline - this helpline has been set up to answer questions about the virus related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline.
- Phone: 0800 046 8687
- Email: DfE.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)