Support for residents during COVID-19

Information to help you meet the impact of the pandemic on your lives and work.

Information for parents

Advice for parents on school and childcare places, school closures and home schooling

Schools, childcare and early years

From 1 June schools will begin to open for some year groups in a phased manner. Details are available from individual schools and will vary. Many early care and childcare settings will also start to reopen.

Key worker school places

Early year providers

Special educational needs and disability (SEND)

Education advice

Home schooling

  • Government online education resources for schools and parents to help children learn at home.
  • BBC Bitesize has daily lessons and resources as well as advice and tips on schooling at home.
  • There are lots of free resources in our online library - from reference books, Britannica Online and dictionaries to help support your study needs
  • You can use BBC Teach for free. It's home to thousands of free curriculum-mapped videos, arranged by age-group and subject.
  • CBeebies helps pre-schoolers learn whilst they play fun games, watch clips, sing songs and make things with their favourite CBeebies characters and shows.

Talking to children

Finding it hard to explain the facts about COVID-19 and social distancing?

  • The NHS, in collaboration with Alder Hey Children's Hospital, have put together this handy guide (pdf format)  explaining all about the virus.
  • Free information book explaining coronavirus to children, from Gruffalo Illustrator, Axel Sheffler.
  • The Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children's Board has produced a useful information sheet for children and teenagers.