We understand that this can be a difficult time for parents of children and young people in education or at nursery.
Following the government's decision schools, colleges and nurseries were closed on Friday 20 March for most children and young people until further notice.
The vast majority of schools and nurseries were open from Monday 23 March to provide care for a limited number of children whose parents are key workers and cannot be safely cared for at home as well as for children who receive support from social workers and have Education Health Care Plans.
GCSE and A Level exams due take place in May and June will not be sat.
Individual schools and colleges have been in touch with parents and guardians about the next steps and their individual websites are a good source of information at this time.
If you are a key worker with a child aged 0-5 and you need childcare provision/your childcare has closed, please visit our list of childcare providers for telephone numbers to check availability.
All other children will need to stay at home, so we ask that you do not send your child into school from Monday onwards.
BBC bite size
BBC bite size has content to help you with your childs education and wellbeing that covers a number of subjects and ages:
- Primary school (age 3 - 11) - BBC bite size website
- Secondary school (Key stage 3) - BBC bite size website
- Secondary school GCSE - BBC bite size website
- Post 16 education - BBC bite size website
PE with Joe
Joe Wicks will be hosting a free workout aimed at kids live on his YouTube channel every morning, Monday to Friday at 9am:
- PE with Joe - The Body Coach website
- Coronavirus: SEND Support for families, children and young people Page opens with government advice
Positive Steps have a team of career advisers on hand every weekday (9 am - 4:30pm) to offer information, advice and guidance on careers, exams, college and education, finance, housing and employment:
The Department for Education has set up a coronavirus helpline for teachers, parents and young people:
- Phone 0800 046 8687 (8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday).