Coronavirus Support and Information
- Letter from Director of Public Health: An "Important Letter" from Derbyshire's Director of Public Health;
- Social Distancing and More: This is a link to the World Health Organisation website where you can find a whole host of useful resources that present things in simple ways that children can understand without the emotion that often goes with the news or other media presenting this information: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public;
- Parenting Tips from the World Health Organisation: The WHO has published another set of useful guides to support parents at this difficult time. There are six 'Tip Sheets' - One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six and a 'Helping Children Cope with Stress' guide.
- How to Discuss Coronavirus with Children: Three files that you may find useful when your child asks about the coronavirus: a “Corona Comic”, a “Parent Handout” and an “Outbreak Factsheet". You might also want to use "A Story About Staying At Home" or "Coronavirus Social Story" particularly for children with autism. For teenagers, this is another "Information Sheet" and a verison for "Younger Children" has also been published.
- Latest Guidance: This is the link for the latest government information on social distancing: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults. The latest guidance and video on hand washing can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public;
- Self-Isolation: Whilst we should all be staying at home where possible, it is important that families are able to access the outside world to shop and for those who have key worker roles. As I tried to explain about a week ago, the rules for isolation are a little tricky to understand – but the following graphic does a good job of explaining it: