The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
If your child or anyone in the household does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from NHS 111 at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ or by phoning 111.
Every Mind Matters provides NHS-endorsed tips and advice to help children and young people’s mental wellbeing, and equip parents and carers with the knowledge to support them.
The new advice available on the Every Mind Matters website has been developed in partnership with leading children and young people’s mental health charities, including Young Minds, The Mix, Place2Be and The Anna Freud Centre. It is designed to help parents and carers spot the signs that children may be struggling with their mental health and support them, and also provides advice that can help maintain good mental wellbeing. The site also provides tools to help young people build resilience and equips them to look after their mental wellbeing.
On 19th May the DfE announced a £37 million support package for children with complex needs.
• £10 million of this is to be directed at supporting families during the coronavirus pandemic.
• The money will help low-income families with seriously ill or disabled children with the cost of equipment, goods or services - from washing machines to sensory and educational equipment.
• The grants are typically worth £400 to £500 per family.
• Families can find out more and apply directly for grants from: