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Information for Parents: Covid-19

The previous restrictions around COVID-19 have now been lifted and we have moved to a living with Covid phase.  

There are some simple things that we can all do in our daily lives to help reduce the spread of Covid and other respiratory infections and protect those at highest risk. Things you can choose to do are: 

  1. Get vaccinated. Vaccines are the best defence we have against COVID-19 and other respiratory infections such as colds and flu. They provide good protection against hospitalisation and death. They also reduce the risk of long-term symptoms. The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective and vaccine programmes are continuously monitored. 

    If you are eligible and you have not yet received your full course of a COVID-19 vaccine, you should get vaccinated

  2. Let fresh air in if you are meeting with friends and family indoors. The amount of respiratory virus in the air can build up in poorly ventilated areas. This increases the risk of spreading COVID-19 and other respiratory infections, especially if there are lots of infected people present. The virus can also remain in the air after an infected person has left. 

    Meeting outdoors greatly reduces this risk, but this may not always be possible. 

    Bringing fresh air into a room by opening a door or a window, even for a few minutes at a time, helps remove older stale air that could contain virus particles and reduces the chance of spreading infections. 


  3. Practise good hygiene including regularly washing your hands and cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze. 

    Clean your surroundings frequently. Surfaces and belongings can be contaminated with COVID-19 and other germs when people who are infected touch them or cough, talk or breathe over them. Cleaning surfaces will reduce the risk of you catching or spreading infections. 

    Clean surfaces in your home often. Pay particular attention to surfaces that are touched frequently, such as handles, light switches, work surfaces and electronic devices such as remote controls. 


  4. Wear a face mask when you are coming into close contact with someone at higher risk of becoming seriously unwell from COVID-19 or other respiratory infections. 

    Also wear a face mask when COVID-19 rates are high and you will be in close contact with other people, such as in crowded and enclosed spaces. 

    Wear a face mask when there are a lot of respiratory viruses circulating, such as in winter, and you will be in close contact with other people in crowded and enclosed spaces.

More information about living with COVID-19 and other infectious diseases can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-safely-with-respiratory-infections-including-covid-19

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Anyone who has symptoms (a cough, a high temperature and/or a loss of smell or taste) Please visit the following link:

https://www.leedsccg.nhs.uk/health/coronavirus/#where-can-i-go-for-testing 

This link has “live” info on Leeds-based testing sites, including mobile testing sites, as well videos explaining what a test entails and looks like in a range of different languages.

Safer Leeds have updated their website to include useful information for victims of Domestic Violence and people delivering services. For more information please click the link below.

https://ldvs.uk/

Leeds City Council have created a Burmantofts and Lincoln Green Covid-19 information and support page. Please click the link below to request access

https://www.facebook.com/groups/207593427013706/

Looking After Our Mental Health

Looking After Our Mental Health

Looking after our mental health is always important but never more so than in times of high levels of anxiety. In this section of our website we will be posting advice on how to look after our wellbeing.

Ideas for parents

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51873799

Ideas for children

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html#parents

Mindfulness

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

https://www.headspace.com/meditation/kids

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