This is the advice from NHS England and the links to the latest information.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
- Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Bin the tissue and wash your hands or use a sanitiser gel.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport.
- Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
You can click on the link to find Public Health England’s advice for protecting those in vulnerable groups, such as Rare Diseases.
If you live in Wales, the government’s advice on shielding can be found here:
If you live in Scotland, the government’s advice on shielding can be found here:
If you live in Northern Ireland, your guidance around shielding can be found here:
You can find information and advice from Public Health England at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public
You can find out more about the Government’s response on their website www.gov.uk/coronavirus
NHS Guidance can be found by following the link to the NHS website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
The South Asian Health Foundation provide a resources and information in a range of languages https://www.sahf.org.uk/covid19
There is also an easy read leaflet which can be downloaded HERE
Talking to your children about Coronavirus
The Mental Health Foundation have produced an article about ‘how to talk to your child about the Coronavirus’ this can be viewed HERE
There is also a simplified easy read guide which can be downloaded HERE
The charity Young Minds have also produced ten tips from their parents helpline about talking to your child about the Coronavirus, you can discover these tips HERE
For younger children, the CoviBook describes the Coronavirus in a child friendly way, that doesn’t represent the science but more about the child’s emotions that they may be feeling currently. Check out this book online HERE
Beyond words produce picture only stories to explain and explore topics, such as coping with the coronavirus and explaining to others who may find it difficult to understand.
You can find their reources via this link https://booksbeyondwords.co.uk/coping-with-coronavirus