Coronavirus update and advice

Stay at home as much as possible, work from home if you can, limit contact with other people, keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible), wash your hands regularly.

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Reopening of Early Years Settings and Schools

Preparing your child for returning to School

With plans being made to reopen schools for more pupils, as a parent or carer you may feel concerned about your child returning to school, especially if they find change difficult to handle.

Here are some things that you can do to help prepare your child and to gain a sense of control over the uncertainties.

Transition guidance for Settings, Schools and Colleges

This Transition Guidance has been developed in liaison with the sector to provide advice and guidance which will support settings, schools and colleges in ensuring that transition for the children and young people of Oldham runs as smoothly as possible. There are sections relating to Key Transition Points, as well as more generic guidance and specific sections relating to how those with SEND may be supported. The guidance will be regularly updated as we receive further Government updates on the wider opening of settings, schools and colleges and a clearer idea of what will be expected in the new Academic Year.

Talking to children about Coronavirus

Free online parenting courses for residents of Oldham

These courses are for everyone who wants to be the best mum, dad, grandparent, carer that they can be.

  • Understanding your pregnancy, birth, labour and your baby
  • Understanding your baby
  • Understanding your child

Find out more and access course 

Guidance for service providers:

There is also a  DfE Coronavirus helpline for local authorities, providers and parents to get information on the latest Government advice

  • 0800 046 8687
  • 8am-6pm (Monday – Friday)
  • 10am – 4pm (Saturday and Sunday).