Free School Meals Vouchers – please click here for an important update Free School Meals Vouchers Letter
The Children’s Commissioner has published the attached guidance written children and their families that explains the pandemic in an appropriate way and includes links to other resources. Click here Childrens Guide to Coronavirus
A helpful story for children to explain what is currently happening
Information for Parents
This guide provides advice on how to look after your feelings and your body during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. guide
Emergency Food Provision in Leeds
Due to the rapidly evolving situation, for up to date information on where help and provisions can be accessed in the city, visit; https://www.leeds.gov.uk/leedsmic or https://leedsfoodaidnetwork.co.uk/document/.
Stay at home guidance – please follow this link:
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.
Which children can continue to attend education and childcare settings?
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.
Government Summary of advice
For more Government guidance please follow these links:
20th March 2020 – Press the blue link for another important letter regarding Children of Key Workers. Children in school today all received a paper copy. Children of Key Workers letter
19th March 2020 – Press the blue link for an important letter regarding school closure. Children in school today all received a paper copy.
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.