ENQUIRIES: Steve Reddy, Director, Children & Young People’s Service.
OUR REF:SR/CK/PC DATE:
16th March, 2020
Dear children, young people, parents/carers and families,
We appreciate the considerable anxiety faced by the whole community at this moment. My team is working closely with Head Teachers to ensure they are provided with up-to-date guidance and support.
It is important that we all follow the guidance set out by the Government and DfE which no doubt will change over the coming days and weeks.
I thought it would be helpful if I provided the following reassurances, based upon the current position as of 16th March 2020.
Guidance about staying at home is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance
NHS guidance can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Schools are spending time in lessons, as part of the curriculum, talking to children about coronavirus and supporting children who may be experiencing any anxiety.
We value the support of our schools, children, young people and families during these uncertain times. Liverpool has a strong tradition of pulling together, long may this continue. Best wishes,
Steve Reddy, Director, Children and Young People’s Services.