As part of the Government announcement they have directed schools to remain closed for the foreseeable future. However, they have indicated opening schools to serve a different purpose for some vulnerable students and/or those children of parents/carers who could be defined as ‘Key Workers.’
We would urge you to continue to follow the below guidance and keep up to date with any changes over the coming weeks. If you are ever unsure, please ring the school and we will do our best to advise.
We have published information, guidance and support for parents and carers of children who are learning at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Public Health England and the Foreign Office/NHS have issued advice. This can be found at:
Advice for parents
You can find further advice and common questions from the NHS website:
If you or your family have symptoms, we would encourage you to visit the NHS 111 online Coronavirus tool at
Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:
East Riding Local Offer page, available below, aims to keep you all notified of the current guidance and information from Central Government and Public Health:
Coping Calendar - Keep Calm/Stay Wise/Be Kind/Helpful ResourcesBPS - Talking to Children about Coronavirus. COVID-19 How can I support my child with their anxiety? - Great tick box tool to help support your child
www.autism.org.uk - supporting children and young people with autism during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Resources and Links:
The following links/contact numbers provided to help parents and professionals:
Early Help, Guidance and Support:
NSPCC helpline: 0808 800 5000 If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support.
Childline 0800 1111: offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry.
MIND: Mental Health Support with specific advice on ‘Coronavirus and your wellbeing’
Youngminds: offers support to children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and anxiety about coronavirus. Please select our 'Support Networks' page here.
Covid-19 advice and tips for healthy relationships can be found at:
SafeLives have developed specific resources for domestic abuse and COVID-19 for both professionals and families around DA:
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk
In light of the guidance, support nurses are available 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday, via ChatHealth.
Health Visitors and School Nurses site below. This website is a useful resource for Parent/Carer queries, and also contains information to support young people.
Duty teams are also available to answer any queries. For each localities duty team please see the following link:
What action you can take
A UK wide campaign has been launched to provide clear advice on how to slow the spread of Coronavirus.
Please help to support the campaign which promotes basic hygiene practices, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue, to stem the spread of viruses.
You can do this by displaying these posters in relevant public spaces: