Health and Wellbeing

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COVID-19 Health Information

Advice for parents should your child be unwell of injured is available via the link. 
The government has announced that anyone with symptoms of coronavirus is now eligible to book a test, ahead of the rollout of the test and trace service. Anyone experiencing a new, continuous cough; high temperature; or a loss of, or change, in their normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia) can book a test.
Should you need to book a test, please follow the link.
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Essential workers in England, Scotland or Northern Ireland, can apply for priority testing through GOV.​UK. A coronavirus test can be booked here:
https://www.gov.uk/apply-coronavirus-test-essential-workers
Alternatively, you can email the local Bury dive-through testing centre. Details are in the attached Word document. 

Dear Parents/Carers,

During these difficult times we are really aware of the need to support children's mental health and wellbeing.  We will therefore gather together links and resources that you may wish to use. 

We will continue to offer our advice and support when the children return to school.

In the meantime, if you need any additional support and advice, please get in contact with us via the school office or email oldhall@bury.gov.uk 

 

Keep safe!

Mr R Cooley                     Mrs M Maguire

SENCO                               SEMH Co-ordinator

Children's mental health and wellbeing

The Government have published  guidance to parents and carers  on supporting children and  young people's mental health and wellbeing during the coronovirus outbreak.  We would recommend that you read it.

If you have a child at the younger end of primary school who is worrying about the pandemic, you could perhaps share with them the attached Nurse Dotty story.

Alternatively there is an e-book called What's Going On? published by  Clare Shaw who writes therapeutic stories for children.

Or an information book explaining the coronavirus to older children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler.

Bury EPS Helpline

The local authority know that the current situation with COVID-19 is a very worrying time for parents and carers, and even more so for parents and carers who have children or young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability.

They have set up a helpline run by the Education Psychology Service  to provide support and advice for the parents of children with SEND. 

Full details including the telephone number can be found  in the the attached document.

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