The Welsh Government published guidance on the latest understanding of Covid-19 with respect to children and education
Parents Voices in Wales
We are finding ways to spread CALM strategy throughout households by sharing practical and wellbeing advice to support families.
Here is the video from Liz Gregory about using the CALM strategy :
Here is the link from Sally Holland asking parents to reflect positively with families using the ‘What went well today strategy’. There is also the commissioners hub which has fantastic video work being published daily.
Also Sally’s blog to the children of Wales about keep being you …
There is a wealth of resources we are sharing with parents in our group and for professionals on Twitter. Please follow us on @PCAMHS to receive the latest and most up to date expert information/resources on mental health and wellbeing of our children in Wales.
We need your help and support!
As you are aware the Community Hub is a one-stop shop for people who are self-isolating or having issues during the current Coronavirus pandemic and need some additional support.
We need your support to get the message out to everyone and to ensure our communities and individuals are fully supported wherever possible. We need to get the message out to hard to reach people and this is where we want your help and input. Please help us:
Tell people you know about the Hub and how to get in touch
Share the new leaflet (information below) with everyone you know – people who might not need support today, could need it in the weeks to come
Put up posters (information below) – in windows, noticeboards, local shops and supermarkets – anywhere that people pass when they are out and about for essential purposes or exercise
Remember that we all need support sometimes, that it is ok to ask for help and that there is no query too small!
The new leaflet / poster tells people about the Hub and support that is available – see attached or visit www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-community-information/community-hub There’s a black and white, easy to print copy on the website. If you would like to order paper copies to share with people you know please contact the Hub.
The Hub can help people with things such as shopping, information or even a friendly phone call. It is a partnership between Pembrokeshire County Council, Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services (PAVS), Hywel Dda University Health Board, and Delta Wellbeing.
The Hub can be contacted on 01437 776301 or email@example.com It’s open Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 6.00pm and weekends and bank holidays, 10.00am to 12.00pm. We also have more information at www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-community-information/community-hub
If you want to find out more, please do get in touch with the Hub and one of the team will help.
The Community Hub
Tel: 01437 776301
Mae arnom angen eich cymorth a’ch cefnogaeth!
Fel y gwyddoch, mae’r Canolbwynt Cymunedol yn un lle i bobl sy’n hunan-ynysu neu’n cael problemau yn ystod pandemig presennol y Coronafeirws ac sydd angen ychydig o gymorth ychwanegol.
Mae arnom angen eich cymorth i gyhoeddi’r neges i bawb ac i sicrhau bod ein cymunedau ac unigolion yn cael cefnogaeth lawn ble bynnag y bo modd. Mae angen i ni gyhoeddi’r neges i bobl anodd eu cyrraedd a dyma ble’r rydym eisiau eich cymorth a’ch cyfraniad. Helpwch ni wneud y canlynol:
Dweud wrth bobl a wyddoch ynghylch y Canolbwynt a sut i gysylltu
Rhannu’r daflen newydd (gwybodaeth isod) gyda phawb a wyddoch – pobl nad oes arnynt angen cymorth heddiw ond a allai fod ei angen yn ystod yr wythnosau a ddaw
Rhoi posteri (gwybodaeth isod) – mewn ffenestri, ar hysbysfyrddau, mewn siopau ac archfarchnadoedd lleol – unrhyw fan lle bydd pobl yn mynd heibio pan fyddant allan o gwmpas at ddibenion hanfodol neu’n ymarfer
Cofiwch ein bod i gyd angen cymorth weithiau, ei bod yn iawn gofyn am gymorth ac nad yw unrhyw ymholiad yn rhy fach!
Mae’r daflen newydd / poster yn dweud wrth bobl am y Canolbwynt a’r cymorth sydd ar gael – gwelwch ynghlwm neu ymwelwch ag www.sir-benfro.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-community-information-cym/coronavirus-covid-19-community-information-cym Mae yna gopi du a gwyn, hawdd ei argraffu ar y wefan. Os hoffech archebu copïau papur i rannu gyda phobl a wyddoch, cysylltwch â’r Canolbwynt.
Fe all y Canolbwynt gynorthwyo pobl gyda phethau fel siopa, gwybodaeth neu hyd yn oed alwad ffôn cyfeillgar. Mae’n bartneriaeth rhwng Cyngor Sir Penfro, Cymdeithas Gwasanaethau Gwirfoddol Sir Benfro (PAVS), Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda, a Delta Wellbeing.
Gallwch gysylltu â’r Canolbwynt ar 01437 776301 neu firstname.lastname@example.org Mae ar agor o ddydd Llun i ddydd Gwener, 8.00am i 6.00pm ac o 10.00am i 12.00pm ar benwythnosau a gwyliau banc. Mae gennym ragor o wybodaeth hefyd yn www.sir-benfro.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-community-information-cym/coronavirus-covid-19-community-information-cym
Os ydych eisiau cael gwybod mwy, cofiwch gysylltu â’r Canolbwynt a bydd un o’r tîm yn helpu.
Y Canolbwynt Cymunedol
Ffôn: 01437 776301
- Additional Learning Needs (ALN) Learning Resources List for Schools and Families
- Maintaining Wellbeing during Coronavirus
- Tips for Families
- Looking After Yourself
- Coronavirus – School Counselling advice for Pupils – March 2020
- Coronavirus – School Counselling advice Helpline for Parents – March
- Additional Learning Needs (ALN) Learning Resources List for Schools and Families
- Looking after your mental health while self-isolating – Young Minds
Information about Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China in December 2019. The incubation period of COVID-19 is between 2 and 14 days. This means that if a person remains well 14 days after contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus, they have not been infected.
The following symptoms may develop in the 14 days after exposure to someone who has COVID-19 infection
- difficulty in breathing; and/or
How COVID-19 is spread?
From what we know about other coronaviruses, spread of COVID-19 is most likely to happen when there is close contact (within 2 metres) with an infected person. It is likely that the risk increases the longer someone has close contact with an infected person.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus. There are general principles anyone can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including
- Generally, these infections can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, such as older people and/or those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. There is no evidence that children are more affected than other age groups – very few cases have yet to have been reported in children.
- avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands;
- avoid close contact with people who are unwell;
- if you are worried about your symptoms or those of a child or colleague, please use the Coronavirus COVID-19 symptom checker on NHS Direct Wales. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment;
- see the latest information about novel coronavirus on the Public Health Wales website.
During closure, the school will
- Provide pupils in all year groups (with increased support for those pupils preparing to sit public examinations in the summer) with online lesson by lesson plans and materials to facilitate distance learning. This will be shared via Edukey ClassCharts for years 6-11 and via ClassDojo for years 1-5.
- Communicate with families/pupils on a regular basis to provide updates on recovery phase ie. safe return to normal school life.
Upon return to ‘normal practices’ the school will
- Undertake a learning audit for examination classes to identify skills-gaps in readiness for the summer series;
- Communicate with relevant awarding bodies to make them aware of any requirements for special considerations;
- Respond to any ongoing support required for pupils and/or staff. This may include counselling services.
Throughout the UK Government response phases to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) the school will work closely with relevant authorities to make decisions which are in the interests of the all members of the community. However, to support the safety, wellbeing and continued learning of pupils the school asks that all families
- Sign up to the school twitter feed @Penrhyndewi and follow us on Facebook to be able to access relevant information in the eventuality of a partial/full closure;
- Talk to child(ren) about hygiene practices and make use of relevant sites to reduce anxiety.
Important revised data protection information for parents, carers and learners
Due to the impact of COVID-19 on education in Wales and following the announcement by the Minister for Education that schools will close, at the latest on 20 March 2020, Welsh Government is taking immediate steps to allow all learners to access Hwb Additional Services.
The Welsh Government believes that it is in the public interest to ensure EVERY learner in maintained schools in Wales has full access to Hwb so that schools can use the distance learning tools available.
Please see the full text in our news article
Gwybodaeth ddiwygiedig bwysig ar ddiogelu data i rieni, gofalwyr a dysgwyr
Oherwydd effaith COVID-19 ar addysg yng Nghymru, ac yn dilyn y cyhoeddiad gan y Gweinidog Addysg bod ysgolion yn cau ar 20 Mawrth 2020, mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn cymryd camau ar unwaith i roi i bob dysgwr fynediad at Wasanaethau Ychwanegol Hwb.
Mae Llywodraeth Cymru o’r farn ei bod er budd y cyhoedd i sicrhau bod POB dysgwr mewn ysgolion a gynhelir yng Nghymru yn cael mynediad llawn at Hwb fel y gall ysgolion ddefnyddio’r offer dysgu o bell sydd ar gael.
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