Classroom Precautions During COVID-19

This article aims to support teachers with information and tips on various topics.

These include:

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    Supporting your Child’s Mental Health as They Return to School during COVID-19

    The coronavirus outbreak has caused major disruptions to daily life and children are feeling these changes deeply. While the return to school will be not only welcome but exciting for many students, others will be feeling anxious or frightened. This article offers tips to help children navigate some of the complicated emotions they may be facing with going back to school.

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      The Coronavirus Super Villain is Coming to Get You!

      This cartoon from India shows the novel coronavirus as a villain trying to get into people’s bodies. However, those that are wearing masks, practice social distancing and proper hand hygiene are protected from the villain.

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        Children’s and Caretakers’ Animation Series on COVID-19 – Episode 1

        The COVID-19 response under Breakthrough ACTION Cambodia includes a six-episode children’s and caretakers’ animated series aimed at disseminating key COVID-19 messages focused on key behaviors (e.g., handwashing, self-isolation) and prevention of COVID-19.

        This was developed in coordination with UNICEF and approved by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS). This first episode aired in May 2020 and was shared through the Facebook pages of the MoEYS, UNICEF and Save the Children, and broadcasted on several  local TV channels. It is available in Khmer and sign language.

        The series is available on Facebook and YouTube.

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          Religious Leaders Play Key Role in Battle against COVID-19

          Religious leaders throughout Bangladesh – including in the Rohingya refugee camps – have agreed to play a key role in the battle against the COVID-19 virus.

          Mosque megaphones are traditionally used by imams to call the faithful to prayer. But they now serve an extra purpose: to disseminate key public health messages.

          Imams play an important role in Bangladesh because they hold the trust of millions of worshipers in what is a predominantly Muslim country. UNICEF and the Islamic Foundation Bangladesh (IFB) – a government organization that works under the Ministry of Religious Affairs – have worked together for the wellbeing of women and children since 2017.

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            Animated Video about COVID-19 and Kindness

            This video uses characters from the movie “Despicable Me” who let their love and kindness show and show ways to keep themselves and their communities safe during this unprecedented time.

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              Framework for Reopening Schools

              These guidelines aim to inform the decision-making process regarding school reopening, support national preparations and guide the implementation process, as part of overall public health and education planning processes. It is designed to be a flexible tool that can be adapted to each context and updated as the situation changes. The guidelines outline six key priorities to assess the readiness of those schools and inform planning.

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                How Best to Protect Yourself from the Coronavirus

                This poster, produced by UNICEF and ICRF, provides basic information in an attractive and child-friendly layout, about handwashing, wearing a mask, physical distancing, and what to do if you don’t feel well.

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                  UNICEF India COVID-19 Materials for the Public

                  This site offers the complete set of COVID-19 materials developed for the Indian general public.

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                    COVID and KIDS: A Video Animation from Malawi

                    UNICEF with support from UKAid is influencing children in Malawi to practice 5 key actions to prevent COVID-19: frequent handwashing with soap, physical distancing, use of the flexed elbow when coughing and sneezing, avoiding touching the face (mouth, nose and eyes) and staying at home.

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