Please follow this link to a Coronavirus digital booklet, written specifically for primary school age children. It is illustrated by Axel Scheffler, who illustrated beloved children's characters such as The Gruffalo, Stick Man, Zog, the Highway Rat, the Smeds and the Smoos, and many others.
The booklet explains what the virus is, how you catch it, and how you can help control it - as well as why some places are closed and what might happen next - and was written with input from Professor Graham Medley at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, as well as two head teachers and a child psychologist.
Guide for Lateral Flow Testing at Home
Letters to Parents
Truro and Penwith Academy Trust Guidance on Coronavirus
Truro and Penwith Academy Trust are tracking and following advice issued by the World Health Organisation, National Health England and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with regard to Coronavirus
The Importance of Hygiene
Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes.
How to wash your hands properly
Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water.
Watch this short NHS film for guidance:
Teach young children how to wash their hands with the NHS handwashing song:
Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.
The e-Bug project is led by Public Health England and has a dedicated webpage for learning resources on hand washing and respiratory hygiene.
Resources are currently available for KS1, KS2 and KS3 and can be used in various settings including schools:
Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline
The Department for Education Coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UKPRN) available when calling the helpline.
Where to find the latest information
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