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Long Covid Kids: Back to School - Tips for Teachers

Updated: Dec 24, 2021

30th October 2021

Helping Teachers Help Kids Back to School

This information will help guide teachers to identify children that may need additional support due to ongoing COVID-19 symptoms.

Whilst, in our Cautious Tortoise Flowchart, we highlight a need for slowly paced re-introduction to school for children with ongoing symptoms, we recognise that governmental and education guidance, as well as financial and social pressures, may mean that children are sent back to school whilst still experiencing symptoms that may have an impact on their ability to take part in school activities.

Below we have included some common adjustments that could be made to support children in conserving energy for their most meaningful tasks. Do liaise with your school's Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCO) or School Nurse for further support and guidance, or work with the child's healthcare team - such as Occupational Therapists or Physiotherapists specialising in supporting children with chronic conditions.

This can be downloaded as a PDF file below

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By Sammie Mcfarland and Kirsty Stanley is a UK based international charity supporting and advocating for families, children and young people living with Long Covid. Our story started with a short film on the long-lasting symptoms of Covid in children.

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