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.

Self isolation

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.

Useful links

General guidance

There has also been an increase in scams relating to the pandemic. Friends Against Scams is National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative, which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering people to take a stand against scams. Trafford Council's Trading Standards offer a service which will alert you to scams being carried out locally and provide advice how to avoid them.

Guidance for educational establishments


Domestic Abuse

Online Safety

Resources for children themselves


Thanks to the NSPCC for many of the the advice links above which were taken from their weekly update. Sign up for the service here.

We also have a poster to promote childsafeguarding during this period. Please use this freely. For adult focussed guidance and links please visit this page.