Letter for parents about COVID-19 symptoms

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Letter for parents about COVID-19 symptoms

Public Health England have produced a letter for schools to distribute to parents which explains when a person requires a coronavirus test and what the symptoms of coronavirus are. The Department would be grateful if you could share and circulate this letter amongst parents at your school.

The intention of the letter is to help prevent children being taken out of school unnecessarily and answer some of the questions parents may have around testing.

You can view the letter here.

COVID-19 symptoms image for social media - if your child has a high temperature, a cough or a change in sense of smell or taste, book a test
COVID-19 symptoms image for social media - if your child has a runny nose, is sneezing or feeling unwell these are not normally symptoms of COVID-19

Resources for students receiving their GCSE, AS and A level qualifications this summer. Please hover over the text and click on hyperlink

Ofqual has published resources for students receiving their qualifications this summer

These resources include a student guide to post-16 qualification results  that provides students with additional information to help them understand how their results have been awarded, what to expect on results day, and the options available to them if they are unhappy with their result.

Ofqual has also published a student guide to appeals and malpractice or maladministration complaints in summer 2020. This information will help students understand if they have a reason to make an appeal or a complaint about malpractice or maladministration, including concerns about bias or discrimination.

The exam results helpline available from 12 to 28 August

The exam results helpline, delivered by the National Careers Service, will be available from 12 to 28 August to provide additional support to students and their parents as they receive their exam results. Callers to the helpline will have direct access to experienced careers advisers who can advise on the different options available to them including T levels, A levels, GCSEs, BTECs, apprenticeships and other vocational options. Support will also be available on topics such as clearing, university, gap years and the autumn 2020 exam series.

Phone: 0800 100 900

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 8am to 10pm

At DEpressON we have been working on an App for the last 2 years to support people with there Wellbeing and Mental Health.  DEpressON is an app in the making that will allow people suffering from depression, anxiety and a range of other mental health issues, to express themselves freely, through a non-judgemental platform, building a tailor-made support network. With DEpressON, we aim to help eliminate the stigma associated with depression and other mental illness, allowing our users to find solace in each other, their friends and family, fighting isolation to reconnect with the things that truly make our life worth living.
Over the last few months, We have seen the importance of looking after our physical and mental health more than ever, From my own personal experience of the last few months I have seen the affect this has had on families and young children, Missing out on school, not being able to meet friends and family, So we are looking to launch the app into schools in the coming months. 
With a change in our focus, we will need to make some changes to the design and content of the app we were working on, and we want you to get involved with us in making those changes. Helping us ensure that the app really benefits you and those around you. So we are asking you to join our journey. Help us redesign our Logo, help us come up with a new name, and get involved in the app. 
We are holding a competition, send us your ideas and designs, tell us your reasons behind the ideas and designs, and have the chance to see YOUR design or Name used on the app. We will also be offering prizes to the winners. 
As well as entering the competition we are also looking to hold Virtual meetings to get your feedback on the app and see if you have any ideas that could add to the way it works. If you wish to participate in these meetings get in touch via the links below. 
The Competition will launch next week, Monday 13th July, and will run until Friday 21st August. Winners will be announced 2nd September. Virtual meeting dates TBC.  Send your entries to info@depresson.co.uk
I look forward to seeing your entries. 
Colin Radcliffe

Smoke Free – Greater Manchester

Why not become a History Maker and help improve the lives of people living and working in Greater Manchester.
A History Maker is an advocate for a smoke-free Greater Manchester.  They support the city region having more smoke-free spaces, events and stop smoking campaigns.
To sign up click on the link below and enter Denton Community College in the Name of organisation section. Let’s try and create 25 History Makers to support our local community.https://historymakersgm.co.uk/