Please click on the following link for guidance on households with possible or confirmed Covid-19
View guidance on how to self-isolate when you travel to the UK.
As usual, parents should plan their holidays within school breaks and avoid seeking permission to take their children out of school during term time. Families should also consider that their child may need to self-isolate following trips overseas that require a period of quarantine5
The Children's Commissioner
There have been big changes in our lives because of coronavirus, so the children's commissioner has created a children’s guide to coronavirus to help explain the situation. The guide aims to answer children’s questions about coronavirus, tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how to help them make the best of their time at home
MindHeart Co: Story Book for Under 7’s on COVID-19
This short free to download online book, is designed to support and reassure children, under the age of 7, about COVID-19. This book is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the pandemic. The story book is available in a wide range of languages.
Resources for parents and carers
Supporting your child and taking care of yourself
Every Mind Matters : NHS Mental Health Support
As well as thinking about the children or young people in your care, it is important to take care of your own mental health and wellbeing. Children and young people react, in part, to what they see from the adults around them. When parents and carers deal with a situation calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children and young people.
Place2Be: Improving children's mental health
A comprehensive guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing
Mental Health Foundation: Looking after your own mental health
The Mental Health Foundation’s website provides easy to read top tips and practical suggestions about how adults can manage their mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is particularly useful for those working from home, self-isolating or shielding.
If you are in need of further support for the mental health of yourself or a family member, the following contact details may be useful:
Samaritans provide confidential, non-judgemental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
You can call the Samaritans on: 116 123 (freephone, landlines and mobile)
As Headteacher of Morpeth All Saints Church of England First School, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our vibrant, caring and happy school. At Morpeth All Saints we strive to enable all children within our care to achieve their very best, fully utilising their God given gifts and talents.Read More of the school welcome page