Watch this great film clip made by Playmobil to explain the Coronavirus to children
Are you feeling worried about things at the moment? If you are, the attached information has lots of different advice and contacts which will help you. Remember, you are not alone and making contact with someone will help.
Click on this attachment: useful contact information for parents and young people- March 2020
Information for children to help explain the Coronavirus
Here is some information in child friendly language which will help you to explain what the Coronavirus is.
Click the link below:
Please see below for more information and help if children are feeling anxious.
The following resources may be helpful in supporting children and their families:
- MIND publication: https://www.mind.org.hk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/ResponseCoronavirusENG6.2.2020-.pdf
- A story written for young children to help explain the upcoming over-70s isolation – Cosy Time (see attached)
- A Newsround clip
- The Unicef website, in particular the section on how to talk to your child
- The YoungScot website
- The British Psychological Society website https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/talking-children-about-coronavirus
The current situation regarding coronavirus cases has been widely reported in the media, and we would like to reassure you that we are continuing to review the situation and any impact it may have at Southdale School. The Department for Education are sending daily e-mails to school with the latest updates. We will share these updates on our school website.
We would like to re-assure you that we are following the advice issued by the government through Public Health England and the Department for Education and remain open as usual.
As a school we are encouraging good hygiene practices when coughing and sneezing, and also encouraging frequent handwashing. All children have been taught how to hand was correctly. As a school we have provided additional soap in all washrooms and classrooms as well ensuring all children have access to tissues.
Should you have any questions, the Department for Education has launched a new Education Coronavirus helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents, carers and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687 (opening hours: 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday)
The coronavirus situation is evolving daily and we will respond to any changes to the government advice being given.