COVID-19 Information for Parents/Carers
Self Isolation Quick Guide
Quick Reference Guide
Support for Parents & Carers
If you think you may be a critical key worker then please see the DFE advice here.
Health and Wellbeing
Taking care of your mind as well as your body is really important if you are staying at home because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
You may feel worried or anxious about your finances, your health or those close to you. Perhaps you feel bored, frustrated or lonely. It's important to remember that it's OK to feel this way and that everyone reacts differently.
Remember, for most of us, these feelings will pass. Staying at home may be difficult, but you're helping to protect yourself and others by doing it.
There are things you can do now to help you keep on top of your mental wellbeing and cope with how you may feel if you're staying at home. Make sure you get further support if you feel you need it.
The government also has wider guidance on staying at home as a result of coronavirus.
Links to useful websites
Every Mind Matters Staying at Home Tips - the tips and advice here are things you can do now to help you keep on top of your mental wellbeing and cope with how you may feel while staying at home.
Be well in Cambridgeshire- A website with various links to health and wellbeing.
Cambridgeshire School Nursing - You can contact them on 0300 029 5050. The School Nursing Service provides confidential advice and support to all children, young people, and their carers in a variety of settings. Every School has access to a named practitioner within the school nurse team who work in partnership with children, parents, carers, health professionals and teachers, promote and maintain good health of all school children, support a child’s specific health needs, enable all school children to reach their full potential.
Activities Online - A collection of online resources to inspire you with things to do at home and outside, including activities, events, gigs and groups.
Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families - Resources and advice for parents to minimise the impact of COVID-19 on children's mental health.
Talking to children about coronavirus
Children worry when they are kept in the dark. Below are some tips on how to talk to them, and some resources you can look at together. Don't forget to also visit our Support for pupils for stories and links to resources about coronavirus.
BBC: Coronavirus - keep it simple, stick to facts - how parents should tell kids: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51734855
Cognita: Talking to your child about coronavirus: https://www.cognita.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Cognita_Coronavirus_tips.pdf
Helping children who are feeling anxious about coronavirus https://gozen.com/coronavirus-anxiety/
A story for children about how coronavirus spreads (available in different languages): https://www.mindheart.co/descargables
Facts for older children to read: https://www.makemegenius.com/coronavirus-2020-amazing-facts-for-kids.php
Young Minds also have some helpful tips on talking to your child about coronavirus