Returning to School: Advice and Resources

4 years ago


Let's Get Ready

The lives of young children changed suddenly when early learning and childcare services and schools closed in March in response to the COVID-19 emergency.

As children prepare to return to early learning and childcare services or make the move to pre-school and school for the first time, parents can be assured that there are a number of actions they can take at home to support these important transitions.



How to prepare your child for returning to school during COVID-19

Everyone has been working very hard to ensure a safe reopening of schools for staff, students and their families.

Most students will be looking forward to going back to school and will feel happy and excited. Some may feel a little anxious about returning. That’s a normal response at a time of change. Most will settle back in soon once they get used to the new rules and routines.

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Health advice for parents

Up to date information on what to do if your child has symptoms of coronavirus, how to get urgent medical help if your child is unwell and how to protect your child from the coronavirus can be found here.



Information in your language

Information for parents/guardians and for students on returning to school (multi-lingual)



Frequently raised topics

Here is some guidance on key issues relating to school reopening that schools and parents may find helpful in answering some of their questions:

Back to school – frequently raised topics



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