Coronavirus Advice & policy
The NHS have provided us with information for families on the following topics - click on the links to access the information:-
Parents may also find this guidance useful - Is my child too ill for school?
To support families and pupils through faith in these very difficult and worrying times, the Birmingham Diocesan Education Services has created a section on their website which can be accessed here.
A range of new, easily accessible mental health support is now available for patients in Birmingham and Solihull, based around four groups: 0-18 year olds in Birmingham - for fulldetails see here.
Information on the Coronavirus for children - Coronavirus explained for children (PDF)
The BBC Newsround site has a comprehensive section on coronavirus with text and video guidance focusing on tips if a child is worried, how to wash your hands, and what self-isolation means: BBC Newsround
MindHeart Covibook – A story about coronavirus
This excellent MindHeart information and activity book about coronavirus would be an excellent way to open up a conversation about children’s concerns: MindHeart CovibookThe book encourages children to label their current feelings and offers specific advice on things they can do to stay healthy.
Division of Educational and Child Psychology (DECP)
This site gives advice for talking to children about coronavirus. There are five simple tips focusing on honesty, openness and validating children’s emotions.
NHS Health for Kids & Health for Teens wesbite links here.
These webpages provide children and young people with age-appropriate information to explain the coronavirus and the things they can do to help stop the spread of the virus and look after themselves physically and emotionally during this unsettling time.
Please watch Ruth Tennant, Director of Public Health's video here.
NHS Hand-washing Protocol video - here.
NHS advice about staying at home.
NHS 111 has an online Covid-19 Coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do here.