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Coronavirus (Covid-19) helpful resources

For families, carers and educators

UK Government Advice and Information

Coronavirus (Covid-19) What you need to do

 

Trafford Council

Coronavirus (Covid-19) updates and advice

 

Trafford Community Response

Trafford Community Response Line supporting residents self-isolating due to the coronavirus has been launched. It gives people a direct line to the help available during their period of self-isolation due to the virus.

Residents can call 0300 3309073 for assistance with shopping, telephone support and food parcels. 

We're also looking to recruit volunteers to help us. If you have skills and time that you would like to offer please do so via the Thrive website.

Find out more about becoming a volunteer for the NHS.

 

For families whilst at home

Activities and resources for you and your family at home -  including help with home learning, keeping fit and wellbeing, fun things to do, and staying in touch with friends and family.

 

Mental Health and wellbeing

How to talk to your child or young person about coronavirus - lots of information and videos to help manage 

Children and Young People mental health and wellbeing support - including local support and activities

Adults, Carers and Families

 

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Information for families with children or young people with SEND - including links to special schools and specialist education

 

Keeping Safe 

Coronavirus: Safety Advice for Survivors experiencing or at risk of domestic abuse - Women's Aid. 

Includes information about the Silent Solution police emergency response 

See also our Local support services for anybody experiencing or at risk of domestic abuse

 

Black and Minority Ethnic Communities

Support and resources for BAME Communities - Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO)

 

My Voice weekly email for young people and children

It's a tough time for all of us so there will be people to contact if you are struggling, how to keep yourself well and some fun as well:

My Voice weekly email for young people and children

 

Key guidance for practitioners and businesses

Guidance for for educational settings

Guidance for health professionals

Guidance for other organisations

Download posters, banners, social media resources and other public information material - Public Health England

 

Information for Schools and Educational Settings

Schools should have their most up to date response to Coronavirus on their websites and via other communications to parent carers. 

Coronavirus advice for educational settings - from UK Government

Public Health England have produced an easy read version of their Advice on the coronavirus for places of education 

Talking to young children and families about coronavirus - Advice from Trafford Educational Psychologists

A suggested model for talking to children and young people about coronavirus - Trafford Educational Psychologists

A guide to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of pupils and students - Anna Freud

Video for school staff - Anna Freud

Resources for schools to help children to understand how to stop germs spreading - Public Health England

 

Department of Education Coronavirus (Covid-19) Helpline

The Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline is now available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care.

Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

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