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Information and guidance for parents during the COVID-19 outbreak

Find information and guidance on issues such as internet safety and looking after your child's mental well being.

Childcare and school closures

Our schools remain open for children of critical workers and vulnerable children, as part of the country’s ongoing response to coronavirus. A carefully phased return to school for some year groups started on 1 June.

Educating your child at home

See a list of resources to help you while educating your child at home during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Free digital devices or internet access

Some children and young people can get a laptop or tablet through their local authority.

Keeping active during the COVID-19 outbreak

Tips on how to keep children and young people physically active when staying at home.

Staying safe online during the COVID-19 outbreak

Learn about internet safety for children and young people and where to find advice.

Supporting the mental health of your child

How to support children and young people with their mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak.

What to do if your child becomes ill during the COVID-19 outbreak

Find out when you need to take your child to hospital and when you can rely on other services to help them.

Free school meals during the COVID-19 outbreak

Find out how to receive free school meals while schools are closed.