Educational Psychology Service (EPS) is now offering telephone helpline for parents and carers. For support please click the link below:
To help Somerset residents manage their anxieties and worries Mindline Coronavirus has been set up. Mindline Somerset, is an existing emotional support helpline that has extended its opening times to 9am-11pm Mon-Fri and 8pm-11pm Sat-Sun to target those effected by the Coronavirus. It is not a general advice line, but they will be able to listen, support and try to help people if they need further emotional support.
Self-Isolating? Worried about a loved one or what you’re seeing on the news? You are not alone.
We are here to listen and support Monday-Friday 9am-11pm and Saturday-Sunday 8pm-11pm on 01823 276 892 (local call rate)
It is essential that everyone washes their hands more often, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Hand washing with soap employs mechanical action that loosens bacteria and viruses from the skin, rinsing them into the drain. Drying hands afterwards makes the skin less hospitable to the virus. Hand sanitiser can be effective if soap is not available or the situation makes using soap less feasible (i.e. when outside) but using hand sanitiser provides none of the virus-destroying friction that rubbing your hands together and rinsing with water provides.
The latest guidance and video on hand washing can be found at:
The e-Bug project is led by Public Health England and has a dedicated webpage for learning resources on hand washing and respiratory hygiene.
Resources are currently available for KS1, KS2 and KS3 and can be used in various settings including schools and at home: