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

As part of the response to coronavirus (Covid-19), educational settings have been asked to continue to provide care for a limited number of children and young people.

Government guidance on how social distancing measures are being implemented in schools, can be found on the Gov.uk Covid-19 social distancing in education and childcare settings web page.

Information about how local authorities ensure the safety of children with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) in educational settings can be found on the Gov.uk Covid-19 SEND risk assessment guidance web page.

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 Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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