COVID-19

What you need to do:

Stay alert

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

 

Handwashing advice

It is essential that everyone washes their hands more often, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Hand washing with soap employs mechanical action that loosens bacteria and viruses from the skin, rinsing them into the drain. Drying hands afterwards makes the skin less hospitable to the virus. Hand sanitiser can be effective if soap is not available or the situation makes using soap less feasible (i.e. when outside) but using hand sanitiser provides none of the virus-destroying friction that rubbing your hands together and rinsing with water provides.

Department for Education coronavirus helpline

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours:
8am to 6pm – Monday to Friday
10am to 4pm – Saturday and Sunday

If your child is struggling with understanding Covid 19 and lockdown, one of our favourite illustrators, Axel Scheffler, illustrator of the Gruffalo, has published a free information book explaining the Coronavirus to children. Please click the image below to view:

Documents

Talking to your child about Coronavirus

Coronavirus Easy Read

Coronavirus Support Sheets

Useful Links

We are sure many of you will know of the TV show, Get Well Soon with Dr Ranj, on CBeebies. They have launched a new episode to explain Coronavirus and they sing a song about washing hands: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p08bmd70/get-well-soon-coronavirus

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/supporting-your-childrens-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19

"STAY ALERT CONTROL THE VIRUS SAVE LIVES"