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COVID-19 - Information for Parents

Talking to children and young people about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has developed it has become necessary for our children to stay at home. This is a monumental change to how we teach and care for children and young people and presents a particular challenge for a lot of younger children as they adapt to new social distancing measures and forms of learning.

You may find that these resources will help you to tackle misinformation and help your child understand Coronavirus.

The aim of these resources is to be informative and reduce heightened levels of anxieties about the ongoing pandemic.


What is Coronavirus animation

Coronavirus story book

General Advice

You can help to slow the spread of Coronavirus!

  • Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:
  • Wash your hands often – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren’t available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If you feel unwell, stay at home and don’t attend work or school.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home.
  • If you’re worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111 – don’t go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.

Useful Information Sources

Here you can find further information and advice regarding working from home as well as useful websites to support you with online safety. 

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline: