With schools set to reopen in September, Public Health England has a produced a range of free resources for schools and parents to reassure families about the return to school and to help ensure that it happens safely.
Among these resources is a fantastic e-storybook for parents/carers to read with younger children to help them understand new coronavirus (COVID-19) protective measures and tackle anxiety about returning to school. ‘My Back to School Bubble’ has been created with the input from a network of teachers, parents and public health professionals and aims to help children understand the new protective measures that may be in place at their school, in an age-appropriate way.
Other resources include a free e-learning course to improve knowledge and confidence to teach children and young people about microbes and how to prevent the spread of infection, while posters and lesson plans and activities about hygiene are also available.
All resources are free and can be accessed from e-Bug’s COVID-19 webpage. Additionally, the Department for Education have recently published guidance for the full opening schools in September.