Information from The Department for Education
The Department for Education have published the following guidance for parents and carers as schools and other education settings in England open to more children and young people:

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours:
8am to 6pm – Monday to Friday
10am to 4pm – Saturday and Sunday

Two stories to share with your child talking about worries and the Corona Virus -

The staff have been very busy putting this little video clip together to entertain you and make you smile whilst you are all at home!!

Full House Theatre - Behind the scenes

Bedfordshire based Full House Theatre has created 4 short creative online episodes especially for children and their families. SEE clips from their latest touring show, LEARN different theatre skills and TRY and get creative at home. Simply click the link to watch the 10 minute episodes which are released each Friday at 3.30pm.

ROSPA - Information for parents/carers

Hand Washing Advice

The latest government guidance and video on hand washing can be found at:

Free School Meals during COVID-19

If your personal circumstances have recently changed and you would like to check if your child is now eligible to receive income-related free school meals and the current at-home alternative, please read Bedford Borough Council's guidance and application process online at:

The e-Bug Project

The e-Bug project is led by Public Health England and has a dedicated webpage for learning resources on hand washing and respiratory hygiene. Resources are currently available for KS1, KS2 and KS3 and can be used in various settings including schools and at home:

Stay at Home Guidance

Public Health England has published guidance for households with grandparents, parents and children living together where someone is at risk or has symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. The guidance can be found here: