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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Therapeutic Support for Parents

 

If any parents have concerns about their child's mental or emotional health during our temporary closure, Mrs H Brunt our School Counsellor will be available to answer your calls at the following times:

 

Tuesday 8.30am to 12.30pm

Wednesday 8.30am to 3.00pm

Thursday 8.30am to 12.30pm

 

Please use the following telephone numbers to contact Helen Brunt 01782 928985 or mobile number 07824867652 or email hbrunt@meritpru-stoke.org.uk

Handwashing advice

The most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves is to wash their hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.

 

Watch this short NHS film for guidance:

 

Department for Education coronavirus helpline

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

 

Phone: 0800 046 8687


Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday)

 

 

Latest Department for Education information:

 

Free School Meals - Weekly Food Hamper

 

During the current school closure period we are offering all Merit pupils eligible for free school meals a weekly food hamper with the following contents:

 

1

each

Loaf of Bread.

1

block

Unsalted Butter

1

pack

200g Ham

1

pack

200g Mild Cheddar

1

each

Cucumber

2

each

Tomatoes (plum/round)

2

each

Easy Peelers

1

each

Pear or Kiwi

1

each

School Apple

1

each

Banana

3

each

Waters

2

each

Flavoured Water

 

Please can you confirm if you would like to receive a food hamper by emailing mpru@meritpru-stoke.org.uk or calling 01782 928980.

You will need to give consent to delivery of the food hamper by Fresh View and provide the delivery address.

Deliveries will be made weekly until further guidance is given regarding Coronavirus.

Talking to a child worried about Coronavirus 

Source: NSPCC
Date: 26 March 2020

The NSPCC has created a new webpage with information and advice for parents or carers who are worried a child or young person may be struggling with their mental health or has anxiety about Coronavirus. The webpage includes information on: talking about feelings and worries; keeping in touch and balancing screen time; ways to create structure and routine; and helping to give children a sense of control.

Read the information and advice: Talking to a child worried about coronavirus (COVID-19)
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