Our COVID-19 page collates or signposts to appropriate lesson plans, posters, educator training, guidance and other relevant resources, to support education and childcare settings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 is a new type of coronavirus that causes illness in people by affecting their lungs and therefore their breathing.
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are a new, continuous cough, a high temperature (over 37.8 degrees) or loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia).
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild infection.
It can be spread from person to person by coughing, sneezing or touching surfaces or areas of skin that have been contaminated by the virus.
There are things you can do to help stop viruses like coronavirus spreading.
The storybook 'My Back to School Bubble' has been created with the input from a network of teachers, parents and public health professionals and aims to help children understand the new protective measures that may be in place at their school, in an age-appropriate way.
The e-Book is a joint venture with NABU, a global non-profit organisation who are passionate about creating stories for children, that are inclusive for all. 'My Back to School Bubble' adds to NABU's existing collection of stories addressing COVID-19, this time exploring the changing school environment.
Your school can help stop microbes spreading by using our range of fun lesson plans on hand washing and respiratory hygiene:
Complete free e-learning to improve knowledge and confidence to teach children and young people about microbes and how to prevent the spread of infection:
Visit our Educator Training Page for more training ideas and opportunities.