Schools are closed, it’s all over the news, so chances are you’ve probably heard about the outbreak of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19). All the information that’s out there can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming, so we’re publishing a round up of some of the top information sources we’ve seen explaining what Coronavirus is and how to respond to it.
What is Coronavirus?
Because COVID-19 is new, what we know about it is changing. Keep this in mind and make sure you check the date of any news story or any published advice (this is always helpful when looking for accurate public health information).
- Video and other resources from Brainpop, for years 3 – 7
- Video from WHO, for year 8 and up (31st January 2020)
- Ultimate Guide from Live Science (13th March 2020)
- A comic exploring the new Coronavirus from Just for Kids (28th February 2020)
- Young people’s questions answered on BBC Newsround (13th March 2020)
Responding to Coronavirus
There are lots of things being put into place to help control the spread of Coronavirus, as outlined in this article from BBC Newsround (23rd March 2020).
If you’re feeling upset by the news, this video from BBC Newsround might help.
Our helpline remains open Monday to Friday, 10am – 4pm. Please call 0161 8482400 to talk to our team about any concerns you have in dealing with Coronavirus, or anything else in your role as a young carer.