Safe School Return Campaign

We all have a role to play in helping children return to school safely

Students of a high school in Beijing, China, leave school on 27 April 2020, the first day classes are resumed for graduating high school students in the city.
UNICEF/China/2020/Ma Yuyuan

UNICEF, the Ministry of Education and the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention are launching this campaign to provide practical ideas for everyone to help children return to school safely.

Good hygiene practices, maintaining social distance, and monitoring for symptoms are all important measures that need to continue. We also need to make sure that children are not stigmatized if they or their family members have been sick, or if they have travelled to affected areas. All children should be able to return to a safe and supportive environment.

These messages and tips for students, teachers and parents will be distributed in video and poster formats to schools across the country. You can help. We encourage everyone to share the videos and posters with family members, friends, colleagues, and of course the children in their life.

All of us – children of all ages, friends, parents, caregivers and teachers – have a role to play in making the return to school healthy, safe, and smooth.

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Tips for primary school students going back to school

Going back to school is an exciting, fun time. Our animal friends demonstrate some tips: be kind, wash often, and wash well!

Six tips for primary school students

A poster for online or print with six things young people need to know about starting school and returning to class.

6 things you need to know before returning to school

Adolescents

Tips for secondary school students going back to school

What adolescent students can do to protect themselves, their families and their friends, and help make going back to school smooth and safe. Students play an important role by talking to their families, friends and younger children.

Six tips for secondary school students

A poster for online or print with six things young people need to know about starting school and returning to class.

6 things you need to know before returning to school

Parents

How parents can help their children go back to school

Keeping clean is only part of the solution. Here are some tips for talking to children, sharing correct information, and supporting school safety efforts.

Parents' guide

A poster for online or print with guide parents need to know about their children returning to school.

Safe School Return - Parents' guide

Teachers

Tips for teachers as schools reopen

Teachers play a critical role in keeping everyone safe. Here are some tips for caring for students who show symptoms, modelling good hygiene practices, and supporting children’s psychological and emotional needs.

Teachers' checklist

A poster for online or print with checklist teachers need to know to prepare for their students returning to class.

Safe School Return - Teachers' checklist

Guides for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) prevention and control in schools

Years 6-8 enjoying their handwash

How teachers can talk to children about coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Khalida Kamil, assistant teacher teaching hand washing steps to the students of Early Childhood (ECE) class in government girls elementary school Khato Kalan in Toba take sing district, Punjab province, Pakistan.

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