Coronavirus (COVID-19): resources for you

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Helping children and young people to understand coronavirus

Information and support for children and young people (Families in Focus)

#COVIBOOK – a guide for young children (Manuela Molina Cruz)

Easy read information on the coronavirus (Bristol Autism Team)


Staying busy and active during school closures

Information and support for families, parents and carers (Families in Focus)

Example daily schedule

Online learning resources (Bristol Autism Team)

Free online education resources (Twinkl)

Tips on creating daytime routines and good sleep behaviours

Daily family planner template (Bristol City Council)

Keeping kids and families active during isolation (Dartmoor School Sport Partnership)

Physical activity and creative ideas (North Somerset Schools PE Association)


Pregancy and infant feeding

Infant feeding during the COVID-19 outbreak (UNICEF UK)

Infant feeding in neonatal units during the COVID-19 outbreak (UNICEF UK)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and pregnancy (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists)


Mental health

Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic (

Coronavirus and your wellbeing (Mind)

OCD and coronavirus survival tips (OCD UK)

What to do if you’re anxious about coronavirus (Young Minds)

‘FACE COVID’: How to respond effectively to the corona crisis (Russ Harris, The Happiness Trap)

Free online sleep improvement programme for people aged 16+ (Sleepio)

Free smartphone app to help with worry and anxiety for people aged 18+ (Daylight)


Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), including Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

Coronavirus and helping children with autism – a parent’s guide (ACAMH)

Tips for supporting children with autism practically and emotionally (Bristol Autism Team)

Tips for parents of children with autism for spending time at home over the coronavirus outbreak (Bristol Autism Team)

Virtual Dungeons and Dragons sessions for children with ASD (Bristol Adventurers Guild)

The government has ear-marked £37m worth of grants for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) whom they envisage will have additional needs through this pandemic. Parents are encouraged to apply to the Family Fund to obtain a grant for educational materials/toys or other items that will be needed at home due to social distancing, or any other pandemic-related reason - for example, having to spend more time at home. Grants are between £400 and £500.   


Resources for professionals

Information and support for practitioners (Families in Focus)

Advice for key workers: arriving home safely

Free online courses and resources for anyone supporting children through lockdown, returning to school and more (SchudioTV)


Find local NHS services

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): resources for you