To find out what steps you can take to keep your child safe online please read this leaflet Online Safety Leaflet
The guide provides advice on how to look after your feelings and your body during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. guide
This guide provides advice on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the (COVID-19) guide
The updated guidance for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus outbreak, which includes information on the use and disposal of face coverings, the safety measures required during visits from parents, external professionals and non-staff members, and guidance on the use of private and public outdoor spaces is available here.
This guidance also provides information on the re-establishment of supervised toothbrushing programmes and supporting staff and children’s wellbeing.
For government guidance how you can see people that you do not live with while protecting yourself and others from coronavirus (COVID-19) click here meeting people from outside your household
Leeds City Council has produced a letter for parents to explain what the latest changes are in schools – click here to read.
Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection – please follow this link: guidance
Children are likely to become infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) at roughly the same rate as adults, but the infection is usually mild.
- The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are a new, continuous cough or a high temperature (over 37.8 degrees).
- For the vast majority of children and staff, coronavirus (COVID-19) will not cause serious illness.
What parents can do
- Talk to their children about coronavirus (COVID-19), social distancing and hand washing.
- Follow guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection.
- Do not gather at entrances or in playgrounds, and model social distancing so that their children learn good practice.
For more Government guidance please follow these links:
The Government announced that we are moving from the Contain phase
of the coronavirus action plan and into the Delay phase, in response to the ongoing
Full details of each stage in the government action plan can be found here:
To support the delay of the spread of the virus, the Department for Health and Social
Care has asked anyone who shows certain symptoms to stay at home and avoid all but
essential contact with others for 7 days.
The symptoms are:
– A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
– A new, continuous cough
You do not need to call NHS 111 to stay at home. If your symptoms worsen during
your stay at home period or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online at
https://111.nhs.uk or call NHS 111.
The government has given clear guidance to limit the chance of the COVID-19 virus spreading.
The government has asked parents to keep their children at home, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.
The fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society.
Schools are being asked to continue to provide care for a limited number of children – children who are vulnerable, and children whose parents are critical workers.
Please, follow these key principles:
- If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.
- If a child is vulnerable or has a parent who is a critical worker and cannot keep their child at home, then educational provision will be available for them.
- Parents should do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in any way which can continue to spread the virus.
The most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves is to wash their
hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water – before eating,
after coughing and sneezing, after using toilets and travelling on public transport.