Devon County Council has created some useful resources to help you identify the symptoms of coronavirus compared to a cold or seasonal flu and what action you need to take if your child or anyone in your household develops symptoms of coronavirus. You can find them on our website.

From the a Local Authority:

“It’s extremely important that anyone with coronavirus symptoms stays at home and gets tested to avoid the risk of spreading the virus to others, including the more vulnerable in our communities.

That means if your child, or anyone in your household, has any of the symptoms of coronavirus, no matter how mild, you must keep your child off school and self-isolate your whole household while the person with symptoms gets tested and waits for the results. Just the person with symptoms needs to get tested. If you don’t have symptoms, you don’t need to get tested unless you are asked to by a health professional, but you do need to self-isolate until your household member gets their results.”

Skills Toolkit

A new online learning platform providing people with access to free digital and numeracy courses has been launched by Education Secretary Gavin Williamson. It is hoped The toolkit will help build up peoples’ skills and boost their job prospects while in lockdown.

Support for your children’s education during the Coronavirus outbreak

The Department for Education has released a wide range of guidance to support your children’s education during Coronavirus:

Ages two to four years

Primary school

Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Parents of secondary school children should contact their school for guidance. Alongside any work your children receive from school, available are online educational resources covering various subjects and age groups recommended by teachers and school leaders.

BBC bitesize launched today with a wide range of educational programmes to help children, both primary and secondary to learn at home.

It is important to have regular conversations about staying safe online and to encourage children to speak to you if they come across something worrying online

Online education resources for parents and teachers to help children learn at home

Latest on 2020 Exams – guidance for teachers, students and parents A message for students

BBC offers daily programmes to help parents and children with schoolwork at home during lockdown