Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Support

Due to National guidance around COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we’re operating a reduced service until further notice. We are now offering our support digitally through a range of options and extended opening hours for contacting us.

  • The Your Way Live chat
  • Skype – request through live chat
  • Telephone – 01872 222447
  • Text – request through live chat

For out of hours and crisis support Please call Childline on 0800 1111 or The Samaritans on 116 123

Useful resources

Get help with technology

Information around getting help accssing devices and the internet for education at home

BBC Teach

Free primary and secondary school teaching resources

Parents’ Toolkit: Activities

Fun, educational and inspirational activities to keep everyone entertained at home

Guidance for passengers

Walking, cycling, and travelling in vehicles or on public transport during the coronavirus outbreak

Driving tests

Find out how driving tests are affected by coronavirus

Epic Friends

Helping you to help your friends who might be struggling to cope emotionally

Stress and the mind

A relaxation podcast from the Mental Health Foundation

ThinkNinja

A self-help knowledge and skills App for children and young people (10-18 years old)

Brook

Looking after yourself and your sexual health when services are limited

Parents Support

A free and confidential live chat for parents

Stay Informed

It’s important to stay informed, however there are lots of different sources providing varying information. This could be adding fuel to your anxiety/worries so we suggest going directly to reliable sources and ignore what’s on your feeds.

Hands. Face. Space.

1 in 3 people who have coronavirus don’t have any symptoms. This means that they could be spreading it without realising.

Hands – wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds

Face – wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet

Space – stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings)

Know The Symptoms

If you have symptoms of coronavirus, YOU MUST stay at home and book a test as soon as possible.

The symptoms are:

Face Masks Are Mandatory!

Exercise

During the National lockdown you can leave your home to exercise once per day. You should not travel outside your local area.

You can exercise in a public outdoor place:

  • By yourself
  • With the people you live with
  • With your support bubble (if you are legally permitted to form one)
  • In a childcare bubble where providing childcare
  • With 1 person from another household (stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household)

Public outdoor places include:

  • Parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, forests
  • Public gardens (whether or not you pay to enter them)
  • The grounds of a heritage site
  • Playgrounds
National lockdown guidance

PE With Joe

PE with Joe is back! You can join his live lessons every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9am via his YouTube Channel.

Learning In Lockdown (19+)

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