Here you will find links to advice and information about Covid-19 from different sources. We will update this page with different links.
Coronavirus Risk Assessment (for wider school opening in September 2020) - updated further on 05.10.20
Click here to access the Risk Assessment document. This document was also shared with the Local Authority H&S team and signed off.
NHS Test and Trace COVID-19 App
Click here for guidance on using the app for Parents and Carers.
PHE advice for Parents and Carers on when to book a COVID test for your child.
Click here for the latest advice from PHE regarding the symptoms of Coronavirus and when to book a test for members of your family.
First Steps Resources to support your family through COVID and the transition back to School
First Steps Early Intervention and Community Psychology Service (provided by Homerton hospital) recently hosted two webinars to help parents and carers through some of the challenges that COVID has presented for children.
Click here for the webinar on Coronavirus and lockdown.
Click here for the webinar on the transition back to School.
Department for Education: Guidance for parents and carers on early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term
Click here for the latest guidance from the DfE for parents and careers of children in Early Years Provision and Primary School. The advice has now been translated into the following languages (click on the language for the link to the advice):
- Chinese – traditional
- Chinese – simplified
Coronavirus - Symptoms in Children
Research from the COVID Symptoms Study App show that over half (52%) of children who tested positive for coronavirus do not present with typical 'adult' symptoms of coronavirus. The top five symptoms of coronavirus in children are (in order of occurrence):
- Sore throat
- Loss of appetite
One in Six children also presented with a skin rash. Click here for more information.
Coronavirus - a Book for Children by Alex Scheffler is available to share here.
Advice from Young Minds for support for children can be found here.
Advice from Young Minds for support for Parents and Carers can be found here.
Please see details of a free counselling service for 11-18 year olds from NHS and CAHMS.
Click here to read the Community Resilience Briefing for Partners and Services.
Advice from the Cabinet Office about child arrangements and shared care is available here.
The Council for Disabled Children has gathered resources here.
CAMHS has released a podcast for parents of autistic children. Click here to access.
NSPCC Reading List - books for children who are worried or anxious