COVID-19 Advice & Information
Letter from PHE regarding testing
The NHS Covid 19 App
Translation of guidance for parents and carers on early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term
We have translated our guidance for parents and carers with children in nursery, school, or college in the autumn term.
The guidance is now available in the following languages:
Luton Council Public Health Update
Face Covering Guidance
Returning to School - multilingual.
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)