Public Health England's Chief Nurse and Director Maternity and Early Years and the Interim Chief Medical Officer NHS Test & Trace have written a joint letter for schools and parents/carers, setting out who should book a test and who shouldn’t.
Public Health England have developed this poster which is aimed at infection prevention for other childhood illnesses for schools and other childcare facilities.
Reopening of Early Years Settings and Schools
- Safety-first approach to wider the opening of 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.
The government have also issued guidance on what parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term.
- What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak - GOV.UK website
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.
Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources and Guidance from The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership
Issues and concerns have been gathered about returning to school or college from a wide range of children and young people. Also included is the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health’s COVID-19 - research studies on children and young people's views. See attached CYP COVID concerns.
Resources packs have been collated from across GM to support schools. Resources are grouped into types e.g. teaching materials, resources for parents etc and are a mixture of information leaflets, short films, advice and guidance, signposting to social prescribing activities etc.
There are three packs: primary, secondary and FE – all packs include SEND specific materials where appropriate.
As the situation and related guidance can change rapidly we’ve been looking at ways to produce the information and keep it up-to-date. To avoid long lists on the website we’ve produced them as interactive PowerPoint decks that sit on the mental health website
Shared Health Foundation
As part of our Resilience programme for Young People, Shared Health has created a set of resources for Year 6's transitioning to secondary school
Talking to children about Coronavirus
- Supporting Children and Young People during the Covid19 Pandemic - Advice for parents and carers
- Child friendly explanation of Coronavirus
- Talking to children about Coronavirus
- Help and support Coronavirus resources page
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:
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on isolation for residential educational settings
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).