- Children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 can return to school
- Schools remain closed for other year groups, except for children of key workers and vulnerable children
- Schools and collages should provide some face-to-face support for Year 10 and Year 12 pupils
- Childminders can return to work
The government’s plan is for all students to return to school in September. Further guidance on this will be published in due course.
We continue to work with all schools and partner agencies to support risk assessments and action planning and ensuring all possible precautions advice and guidance are in place.
Schools are responsible for making information on their specific arrangements available.
Support vulnerable children and young people
Vulnerable children and young people across all year groups continue to be expected to attend educational provision where it is appropriate for them to do so (that is, where there are no shielding concerns for the child or their household, and/or following a risk assessment for the children with an EHC plan) so they can gain the educational and wellbeing benefits of attending.
Supporting your children’s education during COVID-19
No one expects parents to act as teachers, or to provide the activities and feedback that a school or nursery would. Parents and carers should do their best to help children and support their learning while dealing with other demands.
Advice on how education can continue at home for children:
Parents of secondary school children should contact their school for guidance.
Alongside any work your children received from school, you can try using online educational resources covering various subjects and age groups. These have been recommended by teachers and school leaders.
Educational programmes to help children learn at home are available from the BBC.
Have regular conversations about staying safe online and tell your child to speak to you if they come across something worrying online.
Holiday clubs this year are going to have to be delivered slightly different this year. This is to ensure everyone who attends and the staff can stay as safe as possible. There are a number of things that you will need to consider before booking your child onto any clubs, including using just one provider this year. If you are thinking about sending your children to Holiday Clubs during the School Summer holidays please take a look at this guidance for parents and children.46690,46691
Information for parents and carers on what to expect and how to prepare their child or children for joining holiday play provision.
Information for children who will be using holiday providers.
Mental health and wellbeing
The change of routine and staying at home may make this a difficult time for some children. Public Health England has published advice on how to support your children’s wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak.
Further government guidance on education and children covering:
- Pupil wellbeing and safety
- Closures, exams and managing a school or early years setting
- Funding and support for education providers
- Student accommodation, travel and financial support
- Further and higher education and vocational training
Download and print this coronavirus poster to display in your workplace.
Download and print this hand washing poster to display in your workplace.
Resources for schools, parents and carers to support the mental well-being of children and young people during the coronavirus pandemic and school shutdown.
Guidance for schools, childcare providers, colleges and local authorities in England on maintaining educational provision
This Community Framework outlines the measures being put in place to support the people in Torbay during the COVID 19 situation
Download Colin Crab A4 poster Word doc
Download Colin Crab A4 poster PDF
Download Steven Seagull A4 poster Word doc
Download Steven Seagull A4 poster PDF
Download Olivia Octopus A4 poster PDF
Download Olivia Octopus A4 poster Word doc
- Protect someone from harm
- Independent living
- Looking after someone
- Residential and nursing home care
- Your health and wellbeing
- Public health
- Health information video library
- For Care and Support Providers
- Torbay Care Charter
- The Care Act
- Healthwatch Torbay
- Western Rise Serious Case Review
- Notification of out of area care and support placements
- Winter advice