Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: here (Updated 02 01 22)
Protective measures for holiday or after-school clubs and other out-of-school settings for children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: here (Updated 02 01 22)
Updated the face coverings section to include the use of face coverings in classrooms and indoor activity rooms for adults and children aged 11 and above.
What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during covid: here (Updated 02 01 22)
Updated to include the use of face coverings in classrooms for year 7 and above.
COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection: here (Updated 30 12 21)
Updated title of the ending isolation infographic and clarified that self-isolation advice applies to children and young people.
This page has easy to read information about Covid-19:
Royal Berkshire Hospital Coronavirus Testing – This is an easy read document for people with learning disabilities that explains what will happen if you need to go the Royal Berkshire Hospital ‘drive-thru’ for a Coronavirus test.
The Family Fund provides grants to families on low incomes who have disabilities or severe medical conditions. You can find out more about the Family Fund here: https://www.familyfund.org.uk/
Free Digital book about the Coronavirus
A free digital book for children has been released which explains about the Coronavirus and is illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler. Please click here for further information.
Information from the CAN Network offering Support to parents:
Protecting yourself from coronavirus...
Take steps to protect yourself
Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Take steps to protect others
Cover coughs and sneezes
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Wear a facemask if you are sick
- If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
- If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
Clean and disinfect
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
Resources for Children in Symbols
(cut and stick with your child to explain when they are at school or at home)