We can only provide care for children who are extremely vulnerable and children whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response and as such they cannot be safely cared for at home. The Government expectation is for almost all children to remain at home.
Covid 19 / Coronavirus
As you are aware the World Global Health Organisation has now declared that Covid-19 (Coronavirus) is now a Global Pandemic. Britain has now moved to the delay phase of the Government’s COVID-19 Action Plan. This is clearly a very challenging and unique situation and is causing much anxiety.
The importance of hygiene
Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes.
How to wash your hands properly
Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water. Watch this short NHS film for guidance: https://youtu.be/bQCP7waTRWU
Teach young children how to wash their hands with the NHS hand washing song:
Public Health England recommends that in addition to hand washing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.
Here are some websites to support home learning (you will find more of these on your child's class page)
Information, guidance and support for parents and carers of children who are learning at home about on line safety, mental health and then specific links to further guidance including:
- Help primary school children continue their education during coronavirus (COVID-19)
Advice for parents and carers looking after primary school children.
- Help children with SEND continue their education during coronavirus (COVID-19)
Advice for parents and carers looking after children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
- Help children aged 2 to 4 to learn at home during coronavirus (COVID-19)
Advice for parents and carers of children who have not yet started school.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) What we all need to do
- Stay at home
- Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
- If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
- Wash your hands as soon as you get home
- Do not meet others, even friends or family.
- You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.
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