Safeguarding Children - Coronavirus (Covid-19) advice
The Government has provided updated advice on the Coronavirus.
Local COVID alert levels: what you need to know
GOV.UK have provided information on local COVID alert levels, including what they mean, why they are being introduced and what the different levels are.
The NHS guidelines say if you have coronavirus symptoms you should not leave your home, even to exercise, because self-isolation helps stop the virus spreading.
Do not leave your home if you have symptoms, or you live with someone who does. This is called self-isolation.
If you are self-isolating, you must:
- not leave your home for any reason – if you need food or medicine, order them by phone or online, or ask someone else to drop them off at your home
- not have visitors, such as friends and family, in your home
You can use your garden, if you have one. Any exercise should be taken at home.
For more information, read the NHS guidance on self-isolation.
Guidance for educational establishments
Mental Health and Anxiety
Children with additional needs
Resources for children themselves
Thanks to the NSPCC for many of the advice links above which were taken from their weekly update. Sign up for the service here.
We also have a poster to promote child safeguarding during this period. Please use this freely. For adult focussed guidance and links please visit this page.