View helpful information about coronavirus (COVID-19):
Some people can't wear a face covering or mask because of a disability, or it causes severe distress.
Face covering exemption cards (PDF) can be printed and carried, if required, to quickly explain why someone is not wearing a mask in public.
Transport for London has given further advice about the use of face coverings when using public transport, including a link to their own recognised exemption card.
Exemptions on public transport apply:
Our Voice, Enfield's Educational Psychology Service and Mental Health Support team have partnered to produce six short videos for parents and carers.
Each video has a written summary in English, Turkish and Somali.
For more information and to view the videos, visit Our Voice Enfield.
Our Voice and Enfield SENDIASS, with contribution from Enfield Thrives Together Partners, have worked together to compile a helpful summer support pack (PDF) for parents, carers and families. This pack gives details on summer events and activities, includes links to other services, and offers additional information and contact details to support families through the holidays.
The Youth Alive programme (PDF) is for children and young people aged 10 to 19 who live or study in the Edmonton area. It encourages them to look after their wellbeing, build confidence and happiness, feel empowered, learn a new skill and take part in physical activities.
Through the programme, children and young people can take part in activities including basketball, football, cooking, acting and drama lessons. All activities will be carried out in line with Public Health England guidance on coronavirus infection, prevention and control.
Children and young people will be referred to their local health champion, who will discuss what the child or young person's interests are, and signpost them to free or low-cost activities. To take part, you can complete a referral form (PDF) and send to a link worker via email at email@example.com. Alternatively, you can telephone 020 8373 6268. Following the referral process, a young person will be contacted by a specialist Health Champion.
Oily Cart make inclusive, sensory shows for young people with complex disabilities and their families.
In September and October, their colourful, friendly Balkan band will be popping up on zoom and on the doorsteps, gardens or streets of families across London. This show is completely free and will last 30 minutes at a time or day to suit your family.
For more information, visit Oily Cart.
You can view further information about education, in relation to coronavirus:
We're looking for people to take our short survey and tell us about their lockdown experience.
The latest lockdown has been very challenging for many families and we really want to know how you and your family have been affected this time.
Previous feedback you have given has been used to influence guidance from the government and local authority. However, we know that guidance is not always followed consistently, so we need to know about your experiences.
Take the Our Voice Lockdown SEND Provision Survey.
You should only need around five minutes to complete the survey, which will close on 31 January. The more people that complete the survey, the more powerful it will be!
The results of the survey will:
For more information visit Our Voice.