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COVID Support

This is a difficult time for everybody but what can make it harder for parents, is not knowing how to support your child through this crisis at an age appropriate level.  We have put on a few links below that may help to support you and your family.  Please contact us if you need more specific support.  We can all get through this together.  

Please find some guidance for parents during this difficult time in the document below, you can also click here for further resources for mental health etc.

This is a specialised website with a whole host of help for parents such as online safety, parents guides and health and well being. Click on the above picture for further information. 

Please see the link below for guidance on using PPE.

Using PPE

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 COVID Advice for parents booklet.docxDownload
 COVID19 Guide for Parents- Oct 2020.pdfDownload
 letter to parents June.pdfDownload
 nursery return letter.pdfDownload
 returning phases letter.pdfDownload
 St Bots Covid Risk assessment.pdfDownload
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Check if you or your child has coronavirus symptoms

The symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are usually mild, but some people can become very unwell.

Main symptoms

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • high temperature– this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • new, continuous cough– this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste– this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.

Urgent advice:Use the 111 online coronavirus service if you have any of:

  • high temperature
  • new, continuous cough
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

111 will tell you what to do and help you get a test if you need one.

Use the 111 online coronavirus service(click)

Call 111 if you cannot get help online. Do not go to places like a GP surgery, hospital or pharmacy.

Babies and children

Call 111 if you're worried about a baby or child under 5.

If your child seems very unwell, is getting worse or you think there's something seriously wrong, call 999.

Do not delay getting help if you're worried. Trust your instincts.

Get more advice about coronavirus in children.

Staying at home if you have symptoms (self-isolation)

If your symptoms are mild you must not to leave your home. This is called self-isolation.

  • Anyone with symptoms must self-isolate for 7 days from when their symptoms started.
  • Anyone who does not have symptoms must self-isolate for 14 days from when the first person in your home started having symptoms.

Read more about when to self-isolate and what to do.

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Talking to a child worried about Coronavirus 

Source: NSPCC
Date: 26 March 2020

The NSPCC has created a new webpage with information and advice for parents or carers who are worried a child or young person may be struggling with their mental health or has anxiety about Coronavirus. The webpage includes information on: talking about feelings and worries; keeping in touch and balancing screen time; ways to create structure and routine; and helping to give children a sense of control.

Read the information and advice: Talking to a child worried about coronavirus (COVID-19)

See also on NSPCC Learning 
How to have difficult conversations with children

Books for children who are worried or anxious  
 

Source: NSPCC Learning

Date: 24 March 2020


The NSPCC Library and Information Service has created a reading list of books for children who are worried or anxious. Our free information service remains open, and can provide reading lists and help you to find information on safeguarding topics. Contact learning@nspcc.org.uk

View the reading list: Books for children who are worried or anxious

Supporting children and young people with their worries and anxiety

Source: Emerging Minds
Date: 26 March 2020

Emerging Minds, in collaboration with the University of Reading and the University of Oxford, has published evidence-based advice for parents and carers supporting children and young people with worries about Coronavirus. A resource list from trusted sources is also available which includes links grouped by age category and resources for children and young people with specific needs. Emerging Minds has also shared a podcast from a recent webinar on supporting children and young people with their worries and anxiety.

Read the news story: How can we best support children and young people with their worries and anxiety?
Read the advice: Supporting children and young people with worries about COVID-19 (PDF)
Read the resources list: Recommended resources
Listen to the podcast: How can we best support children and young people with their worries and anxiety? 

See also on NSPCC Learning 
How to have difficult conversations with children


 

Explaining the virus to children

What questions are your children asking? A thoughtful guide on why broaching the subject is so important.

Sue Allingham explains how we explain COVID-19 to childrenSue Allingham explains how we explain COVID-19 to children