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Covid-19 school Information

Supporting a child returning to school after lockdown

After being off school for so long, it’s only natural that many young people will be worried about returning to school. Here are some tips from our Parents Helpline team on how you can support your child to transition back to school life:

  • Talk to your child about how they are feeling about going back to school. Let them know that it is completely normal to feel a mix of emotions and that every child will be in the same boat.
  • Provide your child with as much information as possible about their new routine and school day. For younger children, it can be helpful for them to visualise changes - so ask your child's school if they can send pictures to make things feel more familiar.
  • Reassure your child that the school are putting measures in place to keep them safe. Talk with your child about the ways they can stay safe at school e.g. washing hands
  • Reestablish a routine to help ease into school life. Try to gradually get them back into their usual morning/bedtime routines as they get closer to their return date.
  • Don't put pressure on yourself. Try your best to support, reassure and comfort your child, without putting pressure on yourself to make sure their homework is done or to settle back into a routine straight away.
  • Think ahead. At a time like this, it can be hard to feel positive, but identifying things children can look forward to will help develop hope and a sense of excitement for the future.
  • Seek support if you need it. Transitioning back to school is no easy task. You may find your child struggles to get back into school. If this is the case, reach out to your child's school so you can work together. If you are concerned about your child's mental health and you think they need professional support, speak to the school and your GP about the next best step.

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Remote Education Provision: information for parents and carers

Covid Winter Grant Scheme

A new £170 million Covid Winter Grant Scheme announced on 8 November will be run by local authorities in England.

The funding will be ring-fenced, with at least 80% earmarked to support with food and essential utility costs, and will cover the period to the end of March 2021. Local authorities will receive the funding in the coming month.

It will allow local authorities to directly help the hardest-hit families and individuals over the winter period.

Local authorities have local ties and knowledge, making them best placed to identify and help those children and families most in need.

The symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are usually mild, but some people can become very unwell.

Main symptoms - Please stay at home (do not come into school) if you or your child displays any of these symptoms:


The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • 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)
  • 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 one of these symptoms.

Urgent advice:Use the 119 online coronavirus service if you have

The Nottinghamshire Mental Health Helpline is now available 9am-11pm 7 days per week for anyone of any age who needs emotional support or information about what help is available locally for people struggling with their mental health.  


Anyone living in Nottinghamshire can use the service. A team of supportive mental health workers are on hand to provide information and advice e.g. techniques that people can use to manage anxiety. They will also be able to direct people to other services where needed. The helpline website also includes useful information about a range of common mental health issues such as anxiety and low mood and how to promote feelings of wellbeing.


Professionals are also welcome to call the helpline for advice on working with patients with mental health issues.


The helpline is being delivered by Turning Point.


The helpline number is 0300 555 0730. For more information and mental health resources visit

Home Learning Advice for Parents

Most families have experienced upheaval in their daily lives during the pandemic. With children and young people now back at school or college, the new Public Health England (PHE) Better Health – Every Mind Matters campaign provides NHS-endorsed tips and advice to help children and young people’s mental wellbeing, and equip parents and carers with the knowledge to support them.

The new advice available on the Every Mind Matters website has been developed in partnership with leading children and young people’s mental health charities, including Young Minds, The Mix, Place2Be and The Anna Freud Centre. It is designed to help parents and carers spot the signs that children may be struggling with their mental health and support them, and also provides advice that can help maintain good mental wellbeing. The site also provides tools to help young people build resilience and equips them to look after their mental wellbeing.

Immune System Boosting Foods

During the current pandemic, we find it important to discuss the human immune system and foods that can potentially strengthen/weaken it. 

We are not claiming this is a cure or definite prevention for the contraction of Covid-19. We encourage you to seek medical attention if you display any symptoms. However, our approach to all threats to children are met with a preventative approach.

The following website is one of many that promotes the narrative that food is vital to the strength of the immune system.

If we are to buy in to the possibility that certain foods can boost the strength of the immune system, we must also look at foods that can weaken it. This is one of many sites claiming certain things like sugar and excess caffeine can compromise the immune system. Again, this is not necessarily factual information but put here to encourage research into healthy lifestyle choices as the mortality rate from Covid-19 is over represented by people with existing health conditions.

There are many scientists that claim that the gut is the root of most illness and that a healthy gut swimming in good bacteria can prevent the vast majority of diseases and illnesses. It is these claims, that appear to be backed with evidence, that are adopted by the probiotic industry. However, most commercial probiotic supplements are loaded with sugar, thus defeating the object according to this narrative. This seems to be why many people around the world have taken to creating natural, organic probiotics in the form of fermented vegetables, kefir and kombucha fermented teas. More information can be found on the following website 


Research is key and although it is a lengthy process of sifting through evidence and bold claims with no scientific back up, we encourage people to partake for the sake of our physical and mental wellbeing. 

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