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Covid 19 - Corona Virus Updates

Stay alert

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

NHS Guidance

Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), a new illness that affects your lungs and airways.

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Changes to the law on education, health and care needs assessments and plans due to coronavirus

Guidance on temporary changes to education, health and care legislation during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Help children with SEND continue their education during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Advice for parents and carers looking after children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

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Resources for children and young people

There are home education resources on the GOV.UK website for children with additional needs. These resources can be found here

How universities, nurseries, schools and colleges are working during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Schools and nurseries remain closed to all pupils except children of keyworkers and vulnerable children

Exams are cancelled and grades will be assessed differently

Free school meals or food vouchers will be available for pupils not attending school.

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Help children aged 2 to 4 to learn at home during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Advice for parents and carers of early years children who have not yet started school.

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Supporting your children's education during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information, guidance and support for parents and carers of children who are learning at home.

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SEN schooling at home

There are home education resources on the GOV.UK website for children with additional needs:

What parents and carers need to know about schools and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak

Information for parents and carers about the wider opening of nurseries, schools and colleges, transport, attendance, free school meals and remote education.

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Providing free school meals during the coronavirus outbreak

Guidance for schools and local authorities on free school meals arrangements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Opening schools and educational settings to more pupils from 1 June: guidance for parents and carers

Information for parents and carers to help prepare for the wider opening of nurseries, schools and colleges from 1 June.

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Stoke on Trent Local Authority Transport Protocol due to Covid 19

To be updated.

Guidance for people receiving Direct Payments

Advice for people who buy care and support through a direct payment, as well as local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and those who provide care and support.

The guidance can be found here

Grants for children with complex needs from Family Fund

Children with special educational needs and disabilities in England will benefit from £37.3 million of direct support in 2020-21, which is expected to help more than 75,000 families in England.

Families with children that have complex needs and disabilities will receive grants for vital equipment to make their lives easier while implementing social distancing measures, including computers, specialist equipment and educational toys.

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