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Covid-19 Updates

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Coronavirus Information

 

You can help to slow the spread of Coronavirus!

  • Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:

  • Wash your hands often – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren’t available.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • If you have a persistent cough or temperature stay at home and don’t attend work or school.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home.

  • If you’re worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111 – don’t go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.

 

More information can also be found here:

  • NHS Advice - Click here 
  • Public Health England - Click here

 

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline - this helpline has been set up to answer questions about the virus related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline.

 

Resources to support your child's mental health

Read this article for how to look after your family's mental health when you're stuck indoors. Click here

 

If your child is worried about this virus, there are lots of resources to help advise you about how to talk to them about it. Here is a useful link:

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/

 

This workbook may also be helpful but you may wish to look at it before sharing with your child to ensure you feel it is appropriate - click here.

 

Support for children struggling with anxiety can be found here.

External support from Solar (Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust) can be found here. 

 

This presentation from The Children's Commissioner helps your child to understand the Coronavirus. It also contains useful links to home learning sources. Click here.

 

As a school, we will be here for you. You can email Mrs Fitter at any time for advice : s19rfitter@damson-wood.solihull.sch.uk 

 

Safeguarding Information

If you are concerned about the safety of a family or child; can can report a child at risk to Solihull Children's Services by calling 0121 788 4300 (Monday to Thursday 8.45am - 5.20pm, Friday 8.45am - 4.30pm). If you are calling out of working hours (Evenings, weekends or bank holidays) please call 0121 605 6060. In an emergency always call 999.

 

Family Support

If you or your family require financial support; including housing benefit, council tax support and universal credit claims go to: https://www.solihull.gov.uk/benefits

For links to parenting support services and online parenting courses at this time click here 

 

Services in Solihull 

The following services are available throughout the Coronavirus outbreak: 

 

Adult Social Care - Adult's social worker services

0121 704 8007 or 0121 605 6060

 

Children's Social Care - Children's social worker services

0121 788 4300

 

Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid - Domestic Violence Services

0808 800 0028

 

Solihull Council Housing

Housing Options - Homeless Services

0121 717 1515

 

  • Advice and Wellbeing Information during COVID-19 can be found here

 

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