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Social Distancing Guidelines for Families 1 April 2020

Social distancing guidance for families 1 April 2020

Families are being reminded that children and young people must avoid socialising in line with Government and health guidance to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

East Lothian Council’s Chief Operating Officer for Education Lesley Brown said: “We know that children will be missing their friends and the daily interaction they get from school and clubs. However the government guidance is very clear – you must stay at home and avoid interactions with anyone who is not in your household. This means cancelling familiar activities such as play dates and sleepovers. Young people should not be meeting each other within or outwith each other’s homes. It’s important that everyone sticks to these guidelines as doing so will protect the NHS and our communities.

“Our Educational Psychology Service has produced advice  (click to access) for children and young people and families who are adapting to the current situation and how to have discussions around it.

“The current restrictions are temporary measures however these guidelines are very important. We ask that all families follow the Government advice.”

The Scottish Government’s Parent Club has also issued advice using  (click to access) its twitter account 

ABC creative Music home school

Tom Bancroft from ABC Creative Music Home School has kindly shared the following with us :
Fun and simple way to help teach your little learners music.
ABC Creative Home School is now up and running at
This resource is free to all parents – you just need to register and set up a password to use.
We have adapted our award-winning resources for schools and nurseries so that parents and other adult caregivers can confidently teach their children music at home. Even if you have no musical experience, we promise our resources are easy to use.
ABC Music Home School offers the following: –
age-targeted activity plans for parents and children
online interactive music, games & videos
timetable of video music lessons delivered by trainer on screen
downloadable worksheets
downloadable virtual instruments for phones and tablets
material to learn French and Spanish through music
resources for learning literacy and numeracy with music
We offer a range of easy to use material from Early Years to the end of Primary, focussing initially on Early Years to P3.
We are adding more material every day. We will also have a regular programme of online music lessons parents and children can watch together –
these will introduce parents to activities and resources on the website as well as being fun and engaging for children.
Simply go to the website to register today.
Please share far and wide and remember this resource is free!!
If you have any questions please email me
Best wishes
Tom Bancroft