Managing the return to school with rapid antigen tests
Returning to face-to-face learning this term will be a different experience for many children and teenagers, with rapid antigen testing, face masks and outdoor classrooms now commonplace in schools.
The following resources may help parents/carers and children to understand and adjust to these changes.
- A child’s guide to COVID-19 tests [Video] – Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne
- ‘Go low, go slow: how to rapid antigen test your kid for COVID as school returns’ [Article] – The Conversation
- Supporting children to return to school [Tip sheet] – Relationships Australia Victoria
- Raising Children Network [Online resources]: Resources on a range of topics including wearing face masks, hand-washing, isolation, and maintaining wellbeing.
- Supporting your child to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic [Fact sheet] – Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne
- Mental health resources for parents and families [Online resources] – Victorian Government
- Mental health support for students, staff and parents [Online resources] – Victorian Government
For more information, call the 24/7 Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 or visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au
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