Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Self-isolation Support Scheme

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has announced the expansion of the Self-Isolation Support Scheme to include parents and carers of children who have been asked to self-isolate. The self-isolation support scheme administered by local authorities provides up to £500 to individuals on low incomes who are required to self-isolate due to a positive test result or because they have been identified as a close contact of a positive case by  Test Trace Protect (TPP). The extension to be announced will extend the payments to parents/carers who have to care for children who are self-isolating as a Test Trace Protect (TPP) contact or as a result of a positive test.

Further information on the self-isolation support scheme is available.  Further copies or the letter are available from TalkChildcare@gov.wales.

 

 

 

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Please visit Carmarthenshire County Council Newsroom for official information and updates. They are publishing new updates, decisions and advice daily, as well as information about sources of help and support.

Visit their page here:
newsroom.carmarthenshire.gov.wales/coronavirus

Please also visit these other official sources:
Hywel Dda Health Board
Public Health Wales
Welsh Government

Coronavirus: separated families and contact with children in care FAQs (UK)

The Welsh Government has published new guidance on keeping children safe in childcare during the coronavirus pandemic. Topics covered include: after school clubs and wrap around provision, what to do if a child needs to self-isolate, and transport.

Read the guidance: Keeping children safe in childcare: coronavirus

See also on NSPCC Learning 
> Coronavirus briefing: safeguarding guidance and information for early years providers

 


Someone on your side

Information, advice and advocacy helpline for children and young people – COVID-19

https://www.meiccymru.org/tag/covid-19/

 

A list of Support Lines and Self Care Apps for Key Stage 3 and 4 Pupils (11-18 Year old)

Please click on the image below –

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A list of Support Lines and Self Care Apps for Primary ages pupils

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Hand Washing Guidance for Younger Children

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Hand Washing Guidance for Older Children

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Home Learning Ideas

3 year old education in Carmarthenshire settings.  Activities to carry out with your children at home.

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Playful Childhoods – Playing at home guide

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Test, Trace and Protect Strategy

Below are Welsh Government links to some of the resources available:


https://gov.wales/regional-coronavirus-testing-facilities

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Email: Covidenquiries.hdd@wales.nhs.uk

Tel: 0300 303 8322

COVID-19 guidance for children and families

Cafcass has put together the following guidance to support children and families. This information will be regularly updated. If the information below does not answer your questions, please get in contact with us here.

Advice for families on effective co-parenting and child arrangements


Information and Support for Parents/Carers with children and young adults with a disability


Coronavirus regulations: guidance

What you and businesses can and cannot do during the outbreak and what happens if you break these new laws.

NSPCC – We’re still here for children

The NSPCC are still here for children, and still here to support you. If you’re worried about a child, or need advice and support, talk to the helpline.  Call 0808 800 5000 (8am-10pm Mon-Fri/9am-6pm weekends) or email help@nspcc.org.uk at any time.

Home shouldn’t be a place of fear – Domestic Abuse, Sexual Violence and Coercive Control Campaign 

The #livefearfree campaign aims to let those at risk know that help is still available 24 hours day, everyday.


Information for Carers


Surviving self-isolation with children!

For ideas on what to do with children during self-isolation visit the following websites for inspiration:
www.playfulchildhoods.wales
www.playwales.org.uk
www.pinterest.co.uk/pinterest/stay-safe-stay-inspired/keeping-kids-busy
www.pinterest.co.uk/pinterest/stay-safe-stay-inspired/activities-for-toddlers

You will also find many useful groups and pages on Facebook and Twitter.

Other Resources:

I just wanted to send you a note of thanks for all your work on FIS Carmarthenshire Website. I'm working on pulling together some information for a local initiative to educate children and teens on the consequences of drugs and alcohol. I'm working on preparing a pamphlet, and I've learned a lot from your page. I noticed that you had some really great resources. Well done!
Posted by Parent, from Carmarthenshire
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