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Resources to help explain the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to children

Following guidance from the Government with regard to the coronavirus (COVID-19), before attending an activity, group, drop in, course or event listed on our directory please contact the organisation who is running the service to ensure it is still taking place.


Visual Stories - home testing

Ambitious about Autism have created visual stories on home testing, going back to school and other covid-19 related matters.

Go to the Ambitious about Autism website for practical resources.

Watch the NHS how to wash your hands properly video

Hand washing tips for people with Sensory Difficulties

Sensory integration education website

Guidance on telling your child about the Coronavirus

The Children's Commissioner website has a children's guide to coronavirus.

Dave the dog is worried about coronavirus helps explain coronavirus to children without fear and can be download from the nursery dotty books website.

Nosy Crow website has a free downloadable information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler.

BBC News website watch videos on washing your hands and questions children have  on the Coronavirus

The Place 2 Be improving children's mental health website have helpful information to answer questions from children

The Young Minds website has information on talking to your child if they have worried or anxious about Coronavirus

Download an interactive book from the Mind Heart website called Covibook which aims to help and reassure children under the age of 7 about the Coronavirus

The Amaze website has created a web page with frequently asked questions about the coronavirus from parent and carers of children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND)

Social Story for children with special educational needs and disabilities - Coronvirus explained

Visit the Roddensvale School Facebook page for a social story on the Coronvirus (COVID 19)

Visit the Amanda Mc Guinness - The Autism Educator website to download a social story on the Coronavirus.  

Easy read guide - Information about Coronavirus

Read the Mencap easy read guide on the Coronavirus

Easy Read online have created an downloadable easy read version of Public Health England advice on the Coronavirus.

The Down Syndrome Association website has an easy read guide to what the Coronavirus is and how to stay safe.

The Learning Disability England website has links to key NHS information, social distancing, self-isolation

Comic strip on the Coronavirus

Go to the NPR website to view and print a comic strip about the Coronavirus and listen to a 3 minute radio story by NPR education reporter Cory Turner. 

Guidance for parents and carers

Read our information web page for parents and carers who have a child or young person with special educational needs and/or disability (SEND).

Help children and young people manage their mental health and wellbeing

Read our information web page on helping children and young people manage their mental health and wellbeing

Catch it, Bin it, Kill It

Watch the Public Health England Catch it, Bin it, Kill It campaign video

NHS - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Local Offer - Support available for children and young people with additional needs

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