The information attached in this section aims to provide families with support and guidance for their well-being at this difficult time. We will continue to upload documents as we receive them.
I hope families find them useful.
Coronavirus Update: Tuesday 5 January
Residents, businesses and schools in Staffordshire must now rally once again as the country is placed in Lockdown 3 to help prevent the NHS becoming overwhelmed by the new strain of Covid-19 this winter.
In an address to the nation on Monday 4 January 2021, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed the third lockdown, including the closure of schools to most pupils until the half term on February 15.
The key changes are:
- To go out for essential reasons only: Such as going to work if you can’t work from home, shopping for necessities, limited exercise and providing care
- Primary schools and secondary schools will move to remote learning for most pupils
- Summer exams will be suspended
- People who had previously shielded will be asked to do so again
Working together with Staffordshire County Council to support students and their families to look after their physical and mental wellbeing
Looking after our physical and mental health and wellbeing is important to help us all live a healthier, happier life. This is true now, more than ever before. Staffordshire County Council has put together some information to help improve how the whole family feels each day and to ensure everyone’s keeping active during this time.
Boosting physical activity levels
The Doing Our Bit website has some useful tips and advice to help families to boost their levels of physical activity, as well as information on how to access activity sessions to suit all ages, abilities and fitness levels.
Mental health and wellbeing support
Parents can visit the Doing Our Bit website for advice on how to nurture their own and their children’s mental health and wellbeing. You’ll also find a directory of local and national services that can provide additional support if you need it.