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COVID-19 information and updates

Links to useful websites for COVID-19 information and guidance.

Government guidance for Education and childcare settings in light of the new national restrictions from 5 November 2020

Kirklees Council COVID restrictions - click here for more information  about local restrictions, explaining what you can and cannot do within our region.

Kirklees Council COVID-19 dashboard - cases overview - click here for more details about statistics on the pandemic in our region.

Critical Worker Families

It is our aim to continue to remain fully open and the Government expectation is that even in local areas where restrictions have been implemented, schools will remain fully open to all. However, they have put guidance in place for exceptional circumstances in which some level of restriction to education maybe required. The guidance states that where necessary, attendance may be limited to just vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. As we move forward over the Autumn/Winter months during these uncertain times, we are making preparations to have in school a list of all critical workers. Please see the link below which gives you information on this. 

ONLY Critical Workers outlined in the guidance below should complete a form.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline information:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

Medical and Mental Health Information

For advice from Kirklees Educational Psychology & Early Years SEN Support Service on how to support your child during the Coronavirus lockdown, please see the documents below.

Click the link below for free information and resources on how to improve mental health during the pandemic:

https://www.rehab4addiction.co.uk/coronavirus/mental-health-coronavirus

Advice on supporting and maintaining positive child mental health during Coronavirus

The following websites and documents offer support and advice on how to support your child's emotions, behaviours and changing moods.

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