Celebrating the winter holiday season safely: Tips for school-age children and their families
It’s December and the holiday season is upon us!
Please read on for useful tips, suggestions, and reminders to help you and your family have a safe and healthy holiday and a happy New Year.
Safe winter assemblies and concerts
During this time, some schools and children’s programs will be holding winter assemblies or concerts; they’ll need to follow the Ministry of Education’s guidelines for gatherings and events, as well as the Northern Health regional Public Health Orders. For more information, visit the NH Orders page or check with your school.
Resiliency when things get tough
In so many ways and for so many people, it’s been quite a year. Resiliency is about bouncing back from challenges, including those related to school, so that you and your family can thrive and flourish. To strengthen resilience, practice healthy habits every day. Check out these resources:
- Ten tips for resiliency to help you through the holidays (University of Ottawa)
- Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Resource Guide for Families (Northern Health Child and Youth Health Program)
Protecting yourself and others this holiday season
To keep yourself and everyone in the family safe, get a COVID-19 vaccine and an influenza (flu) vaccine and follow Public Health guidance. For more information, visit the Northern Health COVID-19 information page and the BC Centre for Disease Control’s webpage about K-12 Schools and COVID-19.
Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday – see you in 2022!