Coronavirus Doncaster: Update – 26 June

For the latest update from Doncaster council, please follow the link:

There is information on a range of topics including:

  • Easing of lockdown restrictions from 4 July
  • Test and Trace – be prepared, just in case
  • Green bin update
  • Join us for virtual Armed Forces Day celebrations
  • Local hospitals are asking for feedback on virtual appointments and consultations
  • Light at the end of the tunnel – Dr David Crichton
  • A shout out to our Doncaster nurses

Guidance for parents of children coming to school

Following a couple of incidents and queries on what is and isn’t allowed in terms of visiting other people’s homes in this ever changing environment, I have pasted some government guidance. At the moment, it is a criminal offence to meet indoors with anyone who is not a member of your household or, from 13 June, your support bubble, except for specific exceptions set out in law

To see more guidance please visit the website:

What can I do that I couldn’t do before?

From 13 June, you will be able to:

  • Form a ‘support bubble’ with one other household if you live alone or are a single parent with dependent children – in other words, you are in a household where there is only one adult. All those in a support bubble will be able to act as if they live in the same household – meaning they can spend time together inside each other’s homes and do not need to stay 2 metres apart. Support bubbles should be exclusive – meaning you should not switch the household you are in a bubble with or connect with multiple household.

You will still be able to meet outdoors with groups of up to six people from different households, provided social distancing is observed and you stay 2 metres away from anyone outside your household or support bubble.

So, can I visit people indoors now and invite them into my own home?

Only if you are in a support bubble with them.

Generally, visiting people in the home or inviting people into your home is not permitted. However, from 13 June, if you are a single adult household – either you live alone or only with dependent children – you can form a support bubble with one other household. This means you can see other members of your support bubble indoors and outside. You will also be able to be less than 2 metres apart and stay overnight as if you were members of the same household. Individuals who form a bubble with one household may not form a bubble with anyone else.

It is not yet possible for people who are not in support bubbles to meet inside other people’s homes – that remains against the law unless covered by one of the limited exceptions. This is critical to helping us control the virus and keep people safe.

You are not permitted to stay overnight away from the place where you or your support bubble are living.

If you are sending your children to school and you are found to be breaching social distancing rules then we will suspend the child’s place with immediate effect and this suspension will last for a minimum of 2 weeks in order to keep the other children and staff safe, as stated in the return to school declaration, attached below.

Coronavirus Doncaster: Update – 19 June

For the latest update from Doncaster council, please follow the link:

There is information on a range of topics including:

  • One Stop Shop and birth registrations update
  • The NHS Test and Trace service – how it works and beware of scams
  • Green bin collections
  • Learning Disability Awareness Week – Friendship is just the tonic
  • Helping Doncaster’s men stay healthy – Dr David Crichton
  • Tell us how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting you and your family – survey closes midnight on Sunday 21 June
  • Free course on managing stress
  • 10,000 cake slices in 12 weeks for Doncaster key workers – well done Lynsey!
  • Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals Trust launch Rainbow Garden appeal

This is me

The second video compilation from Wadworth showing what children have been getting up to at school and at home since more children have been eligible to return to school. At the moment we have 61 children filling 59 places so we have reached capacity!

Thank you to all the children for their contributions. Hope you enjoy

Free School Meals and foodbank Information

We thought it would be helpful  to provide some details regarding Free School Meals and foodbanks, in case your circumstances have recently changed.

Free School Meals

Free School Meals entitlement is different to the Universal Infant Free School Meals initiative which was introduced a few years ago to provide a daily meal for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.

Continue reading “Free School Meals and foodbank Information”

Don’t put a filter on it

In May this year, the public heath team, with help from our partners, launched a new campaign aimed at supporting young people to look after their mental health and wellbeing. Whilst this is an important issue all year round, it felt like a particularly good time to shine a light on support available, due to the coronavirus pandemic and the challenges and upheaval that this has created for young people. We know that you will share these concerns too and will be doing as much as you can to support students in your care.

The campaign leads with the message ‘Don’t put a filter on it’ and aims to get young people to think about how they are feeling, and where they can go if they feel like they might need some extra support. Doncaster Council have posted various messages/adverts on their social media channels directing people to a signposting webpage, newly created for the campaign, which contains all the information, advice and guidance on support available locally (and also some national support too):

We would like as many young people (and their parents/carers) as possible to know that this resource exists and that there is help for young people who might be struggling at the moment.

Mila raises £100 for Yorkshire Domestic Abuse Charity

Mila has been very busy over the last few weeks after deciding to raise money for Pheonix Women’s Aid, specifically the children currently in the refuge.

Phoenix Women’s aid help, support, and provide advice for Women, Men and Child victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse-you can find out more by visiting their website.

Mila completed jobs around the house and garden and raised £100.

Yesterday she went and bought all the things she thought might make things a little bit easier for the children including games, outside toys and baking ingredients. 

We are all very proud of Mila for doing this and for raising awareness of such a brilliant, sadly needed cause. Well done Mila!