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Information and guidance for parents during COVID-19

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.

Childcare providers that are currently open

Find an open childcare provider.

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

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

Staying safe online

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.

Youth First

Find out how Youth First can help to support young people.

Free school meals

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