Coronavirus - (Covid - 19)  Information and Advice 

Coronavirus Information Service

The Government has launched a free GOV.UK Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp, to provide rapid access to official, trustworthy and timely information and combat the spread of misinformation about COVID-19. 

Using the App will reduce pressure on NHS services and help people to stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.
Signing up is easy. Simply add 07860 064422 in your phone contacts and then message the word 'hi' in a WhatsApp message to get started
Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading!

For details on the latest guidance see Stay Home

For answers to frequently asked questions about what this means you can and can't do see What you can & can't do


Public Health England have published a new guide on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic

There is also advice about supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people

It is important to look after ourselves and having positive actions to focus on can help such as the calendar below

Active Coping Calendar

Free School Meals

The Department for Education has published guidance regarding Free School Meals.
Schools will be contacting parents and carers who are in receipt of qualifying benefits about a national free school meal voucher scheme.

Vouchers worth £15 can be used at major supermarkets.

Those living in Sunderland, Washington and Houghton may visit the Together for Children website for details, questions and answers

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