Guidance for Parents
Dear Parents & Carers,
As you may be aware, the government guidelines with regards to the self-isolation period for those who test positive for COVID-19 changed again on 17th January. All positive lateral flow test results must be reported online at https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result or by phone to 119 and then you must follow the NHS test and trace guidance with regards to isolation.
Full guidance can be found at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus so please check there if you are unsure or need further clarification
If we reach a certain number of cases in a class we have to follow our Outbreak Management Plan which means that class would become a bubble. Full details of this can be found on our website at www.priorswoodschool.com.
It is essential that you update us immediately if your child tests positive for COVID-19, either on a lateral flow test or a PCR, in order for us to put measures in place if needed. Please ensure you either phone the school office on 01920 464135 option 3 (you can leave a message if outside of office hours) or email email@example.com straight away to report if your child has a positive test result. We need to record whether or not your child has symptoms, and if so when those symptoms started, so please include those details when reporting the information.
Mr A Bishop
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Maternity & Children, Young People and Families Related COVID-19 Guidance and Resources
Resources for parents, carers and families
Illness in new born babies’ leaflet https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2020/04/Illness-in-newborn-babies-leaflet-FINAL-070420.pdf
COVID19 parent information leaflet for new born babies https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2020/04/Coronavirus-Parent-information-for-newborn-babies-leaflet-FINAL-070420.pdf
COVID19 coping with a crying baby parent information leaflet https://ihv.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/PT-Coping-with-a-crying-baby-during-COVID19-FINAL-VERSION-14.4.20.pdf
COVID19 CYP & families related campaign resources https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/101/resources/5105
COVID19 resources for children from the Children’s Commissioner’s Office https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/publication/childrens-guide-to-coronavirus/ *https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/coronavirus/digital-safety-and-wellbeing-kit/#163961_20200414015459
COVID19 Children’s story books https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/09-04-2020-children-s-story-book-released-to-help-children-and-young-people-cope-with-covid-19
* Coronavirus A book for children. Illustrated by Axel Scheffler and published by Nosy Crow with expert input including Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The book answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9-year olds
COVID19 resources for parents and carers from the NSPCC https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/coronavirus-advice-suppport-children-families-parents/
COVID19 resources for parents and carers from Family Lives https://www.familylives.org.uk/advice/your-family/family-life/coping-practically-and-emotionally-during-the-covid-19-outbreak/
Young Minds https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/
* Childline – tips to cope during lockdown for children and young people
* COVID 19 – Advice and support for parents and carers at this difficult time from the NSPCC - https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/coronavirus-advice-suppport-children-families-parents/
Helpline can be reached 24 hours a day by email, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or through its online reporting form on the main NSPCC website. Helpline practitioners can be contacted on 0808 800 5000 Monday to Friday 8am-10pm or 9am-6pm at the weekends.
* COVID19 advice for parents and carers from the Child Accident Prevention Trust from Family Lives https://www.capt.org.uk/News/preventing-accidents-in-the-home
Council for Disabled Children have a collection of resources for public facing and professional resources https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/help-resources/resources/covid-19-support-and-guidance
National guidance for parents, carers and families
Guidance for parents and families from the Institute of Health Visiting https://ihv.org.uk/families/parenting-through-coronavirus-covid-19/
*[Updated 21st April] PHE guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic Guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing
Government advice and guidance to help parents and carers to keep children safe online during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-online/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-parents-and-carers-to-keep-children-safe-online#keep-your-child-safe-online
Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for victims of domestic abuse https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-and-domestic-abuse
Resources for health and social care professionals
*Literature search pack from MIDIRS includes records on all aspects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period – available to midwives P200 Coronavirus (COVID-19) search pack – free to midwives, students and MSWs (The Royal College of Midwives (RCM))
*The British Association for Community Child Health (BACCH) has compiled information for those working in community child health on how to keep children safe during coronavirus. This includes: guidance for paediatric services from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), which is reviewed daily; ethical guidance and advanced care planning for children and young people with a disability https://www.bacch.org.uk/posts/8-covid-19-bacch-resources#163961_20200414032729
*UK Baby Friendly Initiative quick reference guide for health professionals on supporting mothers to maximise the amount of breastmilk they are able to give or to re-lactate if they have stopped breastfeeding and wish to re-start. https://www.unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly/covid-19/
*Social Care Institute of Excellence quick guide is for practitioners working to safeguard children and families during the COVID-19 outbreak, including social workers and those working in social care settings.
*NSPCC Coronavirus briefing for social workers https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/media/2196/coronavirus-briefing-guidance-for-social-workers.pdf and associated resources
Resources shared by local authorities
Guidance for NHS, Health Visiting and Maternity Services
PHE guidance for Health Professionals https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance#guidance-for-health-professionals
NHS England have published this guidance for maternity services https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2020/04/C0241-specialty-guide-intrapartum-maternity-care-9-april-2020.pdf
The Institute of Health Visiting have recently published COVID-19 professional advice for health visiting services https://ihv.org.uk/news-and-views/news/ihv-launches-covid-19-professional-advice-for-health-visiting/.
Please also see NHS England https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/publication/covid-19-prioritisation-within-community-health-services-with-annex_19-march-2020/
Guidance for pregnant women https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/guidelines/coronavirus-pregnancy/covid-19-virus-infection-and-pregnancy/
*Guidance for midwifery services on ‘freebirth’ or ‘unassisted childbirth’ during the COVID-19 pandemic https://www.rcm.org.uk/media/3904/freebirth_draft_23-april-v5-002-mrd-1.pdf