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Coronavirus: Advice and information for parents and families

Test and Trace information

We usually have the NSPCC in our school to carry out assemblies Due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) the Speak out Stay safe assemblies and workshops are postponed until the autumn term. Although they're not running  assemblies as they normally would right now, primary school children across the UK can watch below a special assembly with Ant and Dec and David Walliams in partnership with the Department for Education.  Featuring highlights from our hugely popular Speak out Stay safe assembly, our assembly helps children understand what’s happening currently, why they may be feeling anxious or worried, and where to get help if they need it.

With schools partially closing we recognised that families were quickly having to adapt and evolve their home lives, navigating home learning for children, whilst seeking strategies to support their family wellbeing in the new challenging circumstances of COVID-19. Here are a range of blogs that bring collective experiences, support and reassurance for families, alongside signposting to professional services and resources that will be of use.

Parents and children can also access online workshops to support you at home.

The latest workshop created by Healthy Minds Lincolnshire is to support parent/carers learn new strategies to understand and support their child/young person presenting with anxiety and additional needs.  Please follow the above link and scroll down to online workshops and open the tab to find the workshop.  There is a workbook to use alongside the workshop that you can download.

Healthy Minds Parent Pack

Testing now available to anyone with symptoms of coronavirus

The government has announced that anyone with symptoms of coronavirus is now eligible to book a test, ahead of the rollout of the test and trace service. Anyone experiencing a new, continuous cough; high temperature; or a loss of, or change, in their normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia) can book a test.

A coronavirus test can be booked here:

Essential workers in England, Scotland or Northern Ireland, can apply for priority testing through GOV.​UK. A coronavirus test can be booked here:

Please see the links below for advice that may be helpful.
Department for Education Helpline Telephone. 0800 046 8687