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Covid 19 – Coronavirus Support

Guide for parents/carers

Here you will find links to advice and information about Covid-19 from different sources. We will update this page with different links.


Coronavirus Risk Assessment (for wider school opening in September 2020)

Click below to access the Risk Assessment document. This document was also shared with the Local Authority H&S team and signed off. 

PHE advice for Parents and Carers on when to book a COVID test for your child.

Click below for the latest advice from PHE regarding the symptoms of Coronavirus and when to book a test for members of your family.

Department for Education: Guidance for parents and carers on early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term

Click here for the latest guidance from the DfE for parents and careers of children in Early Years Provision and Primary School. The advice has now been translated into the following languages (click on the language for the link to the advice):




Coronavirus - Symptoms in Children

Research from the COVID Symptoms Study App show that over half (52%) of children who tested positive for coronavirus do not present with typical 'adult' symptoms of coronavirus. The top five symptoms of coronavirus in children are (in order of occurrence):


  1. Fatigue

  2. Headache

  3. Fever

  4. Sore throat

  5. Loss of appetite


One in Six children also presented with a skin rash. Click here for more information.


Coronavirus - a Book for Children by Alex Scheffler is available to share here.

Advice from Young Minds for support for children can be found here.

Advice from Young Minds for support for Parents and Carers can be found here.


Advice from the Cabinet Office about child arrangements and shared care is available here.

The Council for Disabled Children has gathered resources here.

Anne Longfield's letters to the Secretary of States for MHCLG, the DfE and DWP regarding the impact of the outbreak on children and families.

Parent Club's advice for parents and families

Online Safety Advice for parents and carers from Think U Know

Resources from the National Autistic Society for autistic people of all ages

CAMHS has released a podcast for parents of autistic children. Click here to access.

Emerging Minds - supporting young people with worries about Covid-19

NSPCC Reading List - books for children who are worried or anxious

The coronavirus explained to children

Dear Parents/Carers,

We are providing Home Learning Packs and other materials that can be accessed for each year group. Each pack contains daily activities to be completed. Online materials will also be provided, check that your child has their login details for Purple Mash and Education City. 


If your child is absent from school and they are able to, please can they work through their relevant year group pack each day, beginning from Monday, 23rd March. If your child finds the content of their year group pack too difficult, then they should look at the year group below. There will also be additional needs packs for children with additional requirements or SEN/D.


New Home Learning Packs will be added each week in readiness for the children to begin the following Monday (30th March), so your child/children should work through these each day completing the activities.


Please contact school to collect a book and stationary, or ask a friend to collect on your behalf. Please contact school if you have any difficulties. You can access our Home Learning page by click the button below. 


Thank you

D. Ainscoe

Mrs D. Ainscoe