General coronavirus advice and updates
Due to the current situation and the changes that are happening daily, we cannot be held responsible for the external information on this page that changes without our notice.
A Community Hub has been set up to co-ordinate the support that the Council and voluntary organisations in Wandsworth are offering.
There is a helpline for residents, especially elderly and/or vulnerable people, who need support to access medical and care services, as well as food supplies, as they may not have support networks. This is to help those most in need keep safe and healthy whilst they are self-isolating at home.
For current Council and Central Government advice and resources, visit Wandsworth Council’s coronavirus information page.
Letter from Vicky Ford MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families, 24 March 2020.
This letter includes details of the DfE Coronavirus helpline for local authorities, providers and parents to get information on the latest Government advice. The number is 0800 046 8687, and lines are open 8am-6pm (Monday – Friday), and 10am – 4pm (Saturday and Sunday).
The Department for Education - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers
External links for further information
Keeping children busy at home, some ideas of where to find online activities.
GOV.UK link: Get coronavirus support as an extremely vulnerable person (23 March).
IPSEA update on COVID-19, school closures and SEN provision ( 19 March 2020)
Advice to support you and your family's mental health and well-being
Information for carers with advice on creating a contingency plan
Citizens Advice has produced a useful guide to dealing with the outbreak, including information about paying bills and going to work.
Talking to children about coronavirus, tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing
Covibook - an interactive resource to support and reassure during the coronavirus, available in different languages for children aged 7 and under
National Autistic Society - guidance for parents and young people and a social story for talking to an autistic relative about the coronavirus.
Downs Syndrome Association - stay safe easy read guide
Guidance for schools, colleges and local authorities on maintaining educational provision Published 19 March 2020
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