Guidance for parents and carers on supporting their children’s education during the coronavirus outbreak
We have published information, guidance and support for parents and carers of children who are learning at home during the coronavirus outbreak.
Guidance on helping secondary school children continue their education during the coronavirus outbreak can be found here:
We have updated our guidance on helping primary school aged children learn at home to include information on the wider opening of educational settings.
The Government guidance can be found here:
Parenting under lockdown -An article which looks at how parents in Great Britain have been trying to balance caring for their children with working from home.
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.
The latest guidance and video on hand washing can be found at:
The e-Bug project is led by Public Health England and has a dedicated webpage for learning resources on hand washing and respiratory hygiene.
Resources are currently available for KS1, KS2 and KS3 and can be used in various settings including schools and at home:
What parents and carers need to know
What parents need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – information for parents and carers about the opening of early years providers, schools and colleges, safety in schools, attendance, transport, school meals and exams. (Last updated 21 August 2020)
Returning to School: ‘Your Questions Answered’ – DfE media blog looking at some of the most common questions about young people returning to school
Travel advice (TFL)
The latest travel guidance from Transport for London for children returning to school in September.
Guidance to parents and carers regarding opening schools in Autumn - with translations
What parents need to know – click here.
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:
Staying safe outside your home
The latest advice regarding staying safe outside your home can be found here
Guide to when you must isolate
What parents and carers need to know about schools and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak
For information click here
Important information from the school nursing service
As the School Nursing service cannot provide our usual health promotion sessions in schools at the moment, they have developed a pack to support parents and young people.
The pack includes useful information on:
- Hand washing
- Healthy eating
- Maintaining a routine
- Mental wellbeing
They have also included:
- Advice for parents regarding attending A&E
- A guide to coronavirus for families with children on the autistic spectrum
- We are circulating the attached packs on their behalf.
If you receive any feedback regarding the packs please contact:
Please see the following attachments: