What safety measures could be put in place while my child is attending education settings during coronavirus (Covid-19)?

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 4 January 2021, only children of critical workers and vulnerable children and young people should attend school or college. All other pupils and students will receive remote education. You can find a list of who can attend on the guidance for schools gov.uk web page.

Government guidance on how social distancing measures are being implemented in schools can be found on the actions for schools gov.uk web page.

If your child attends a special school or other specialist setting you can find out the guidance for full opening on the gov.uk website.

At present, early years settings remain open and the Government maintains that they remain low risk environments for children and staff. You can read the actions for early years and childcare providers on the gov.uk website.

Children should wash their hands before school, at regular intervals during the day and immediately upon their return from school. Advice on handwashing for children with vision impairment can be found on the family connect blog

Your child should still be provided with materials, resources and activities that are accessible to them. Speak to your QTVI or RQHS (Registered Qualified Habilitation Specialist) if you have any concerns or if you want advice about activities you can do to support your child’s development and learning when they are at home.

If you have difficulty reaching your QTVI, contact our CYPF Support Officers on 0303 123 9999 or by emailing [email protected].

Guide Dogs Specialist Education Support Team are also available to answer any questions you have about your child’s current or future educational needs. Contact them on 0800 781 1444 or email them at [email protected].

General information on the coronavirus can be found on the gov.uk coronavirus (Covid-19) web pages, along with additional information for ScotlandWales and Northern Ireland.

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