CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) ADVICE FOR FOSTER CARERS

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COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus. This page lists some of the resources you can access if you are concerned.

 


ADVICE FROM THE NHS


A new NHS 111 online service has been put in place to help people get quick advice about coronavirus, as enquiries to the health service about the outbreak have surged.


You will be asked a few questions and will be advised on what you should do next.


You can access the online service here: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19


If you would prefer to speak to someone on the phone, you can call the 111 NHS Helpline. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls to this number are free from landlines and mobile phones.


DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION CORONAVIRUS HELPLINE


The Department of Education has set up a helpline offering guidance for anyone with education related questions – from early years up to universities. This also includes parents, carers and guardians who have concerns about their young persons education.


Tel: 0800 046 8687

8am to 6pm (Monday – Friday)

Email: coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk


There are also regular updates on the Department for Education’s Twitter and Facebook channels.


If you are a foster carer and have any questions or concerns about coronavirus and its impact on fostering, please contact us or use the above helpline.



FURTHER GUIDANCE


What is self-isolation and why is it important? Find out more here: https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/02/20/

Regular updates and announcements on COVID-19: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

NHS advice: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Downloads

cco-childrens-guide-to-coronavirus (pdf)

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Children's Guide - Under 11 (pdf)

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Children's Guide - Over 11 (pdf)

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PFC SOP 2019-2020 (pdf)

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NMS_Fostering_Services (pdf)

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Regulations 2011 (pdf)

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