Guidance for schools to pass onto parents
Public Health England (PHE) has published advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus outbreak. The guidance covers: helping children and young people cope with stress; how children and young people of different ages may react; children and young people who are accessing mental health services; children and young people with learning disabilities; autistic children and young people; children and young people who care for others; and bullying. The guidance will be updated in line with the changing situation.
Read the guidance: Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Extra support for schools and parents to help cope with coronavirus
25th February 2020
Re: Coronavirus concerns
You are likely aware of the outbreak of novel coronavirus in China and the subsequent confirmed cases in the UK. At Crofty Multi Academy Trust, we take the health and safety of our pupils and staff very seriously, so we are sharing guidance from Public Health England on steps you should be taking.
There is currently no cause for concern within the Trust, but we will keep you informed about any developments and ensure we are keeping the school clean to prevent the spread of any virus.
Prevent the spread of infection
Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:
If you or your children have returned from anywhere in Hubei province in past 14 days
Contact NHS 111 for advice, and:
If you or your children have returned from a specified area in last 14 days
The specified areas are:
If you or your children are well:
If you become unwell, (see below for a list of symptoms):
Symptoms to look out for
If you have returned from the specified areas or Hubei, look out for the following symptoms:
According to other official guidance, https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-guidance-to-assist-professionals-in-advising-the-general-public/guidance-to-assist-professionals-in-advising-the-general-public while you wait for further advice:
If you or your child have any further concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s school.
Crofty Multi Academy Trust