As national restrictions have eased, children and young people are able to enjoy more freedom and socialisation in their schools and colleges. The information below helps support parents and families.
Government guidance for parents and carers
Stay safe this half term
The spooky season is upon us and this half term we all want to have fun, but let’s remember that Covid’s not over and cases are still high in the borough. So let’s be considerate, kind and safe this half term.
If you are going trick-or-treating here’s few tips to help keep you, your family and friends safe this Halloween:
- Try to visit houses of people you know and stay in well-lit areas
- Keep your distance where possible and carry hand sanitiser
- It’s best to give out treats that are individually wrapped
- If you are feeling unwell or have symptoms of Covid-19, stay at home and get a PCR test.
If you’re celebrating indoors, let fresh air in and think about wearing a face mask. Remember to be considerate, kind and safe this Halloween
Learning and parenting
We’re looking forward to welcoming all children and young people back to our schools and colleges in September 2021. With the easing of national restrictions, children and young people are now able to enjoy more freedom and socialisation in their education settings.
The benefit of education significantly outweighs the Covid health risk to children and young people, who are at very low risk of becoming seriously unwell from Covid-19. Education has been negatively impacted throughout the pandemic, it’s crucial to children’s and young people’s social and emotional development that we get their education back on track. It’s important to also remember that it’s a legal requirement to send your child to school.