Letter for parents about COVID-19 symptoms

Letter for parents about COVID-19 symptoms

Public Health England has produced a letter for parents which explains when a person requires a coronavirus test and what the symptoms of coronavirus are.

The intention of the letter is to help prevent children from being taken out of school unnecessarily and answer some of the questions parents may have around testing.

You can download the letter here along with our Covid-19 FAQs.

Get ready for September. Apply now for a MegaTravel Pass.

Get ready for September. Apply now for a MegaTravel Pass.

Cheaper travel is available for all under 16s living in South Yorkshire with a MegaTravel Pass. MegaTravellers can travel in South Yorkshire for a single fare of 80p per journey on buses or trams. They can also buy discounted 1, 7 or 28 day tickets, which are loaded onto the pass, which might be cheaper if they travel regularly. Under 16s travelling without a valid pass may be charged full fare, so even if your pupils are not travelling on public transport right now, we’re encouraging early application so they’re ready to go in September. The pass proves a child is eligible to travel for the concessionary fare on public transport in South Yorkshire.

Instructions on how to apply for a MegaTravel Pass are available at https://www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/megatravel

#OnlineSafetyAtHome From ThinkUKnow

#OnlineSafetyAtHome From ThinkUKnow

GAMING

Online gaming can offer many positive experiences. It can give children and young people the chance to escape into a virtual world, to learn, and to connect with others.

However, there is a risk of children and young people viewing inappropriate content in games and being contacted by adults seeking to exploit them.

This week your activity pack for parents and carers to deliver to their children explores how they can stay safe while gaming:

Gaming : a video guide for parents and carers

Our new video guide and accompanying article, developed in collaboration with The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (Ukie), helps parents and carers to understand:

  • How in-game chat works;
  • How it might be abused by others, and;
  • What they can do to help keep their children safe whilst using in-game chat

New from Parent Info: active gaming and Roblox guide

Gaming can be an active experience for children and young people. A new Parent Info article explores how active gaming works and the games available that help them stay active.


Parents and carers asking for advice on Roblox? Share Parent Info’s guide which takes a look at how the platform is used and how it can be made safer for children.

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Best wishes,

CEOP Education Team