It can be confusing to know what to do when your child is unwell during the coronavirus outbreak. Remember that the NHS is still providing safe care. Please click on the following links for further information on how to self care during these times.
Advice for parents during coronavirus
Advice for babies under 3 months
Advice for young people during coronavirus
ThinkNinja is a mental health app designed for 10 to 18 year olds. Using a variety of content and tools, it allows young people to learn about mental health and emotional wellbeing, and develop skills they can use to build resilience and stay well.
Click on this link for further information Thinkninja
Please see this useful parent’s guide on when and where to seek help if your child becomes unwell and this wonderful book for children that explains Coronavirus. Illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
Coronavirus - A book for children
Useful toolkits and resources for children
With the relaxation of the lockdown rules and staged return to work and school there will be an inevitable increase in queries to practices. We have put together a short summary to support practices in dealing with such requests and included two template letters for use with parents of schoolchildren.
Isolation letter for schools
As our children return to school please note that sore throats and colds are not a symptom of the coronavirus and should be treated with over the counter medications and self-care.
If your child also has one of the coronavirus symptoms please follow the link below and government guidance, you do not need to call your surgery.
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
•a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
•a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
•a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.
Check if you or your child has coronavirus symptoms click on the link below and book a test.
Home learning advice direct from qualified teachers and parenting and education experts click on the following link www.starline.org.uk
Daily Lessons via BBC
Pick your year and start home schooling
You'll find daily lessons for home schooling in Maths and English for every year group, as well as regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more.
BBC Daily Lessons
Back to school
It is inevitable that the return to school will bring about a range of emotions and questions and below we link to a few resources that pupils, parents and carers may find useful at this time:
Advice if your child is anxious about being back at school:
What do schools look like now?
What schools plan to do if any children test positive for coronavirus:
Celebrity assembly (28 Sep) to help children worried about bullying and return to classes:
Further resources are available on the Joined Up Care Derbyshire website: