Covid-19 - Resources for parents and carers

APCP understand this is a worrying time for families. We hope you find the resources below helpful. Please contact us at if you have any others you think would be useful to share

  • Everyone, of all ages, must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus in the UK.
  • Avoid social interactions and only leave your home for essential reasons. If you do go out always make sure you stay at least 2 metres away from other people. See more on GOV.UK
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (high temperature or a continuous cough) stay at home for 7 days. If you live with other people they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got the symptoms.
  • Regularly wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, and if you cannot wash your hands use hand sanitiser.
  • If your child has a medical condition or injury they should continue to access treatment and attend medical appointments as recommended by their hospital, GP or healthcare professionals.

Coronavirus- A book for children

A free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler

Children's guide to coronavirus

Free download

Dave the dog is worried about coronavirus

Free book in the Nurse Dotty series

A Kids Guide to Coronavirus with Dr Ranj

Free podcast

Talking to a child worried about coronavirus

From the NSPCC

How to wash your hands

Watch this free video

Your baby's 6-8 week check 

Your baby should have had a routine physical examination at 6 to 8 weeks, usually by your GP.

As you know, COVID-19 has placed a huge challenge on the on the NHS and, if this screening opportunity has been missed due to current circumstance, this Parent Sheet advises what to look out for

RCPCH stay at home activities for children

From the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

How to tell children someone has died

A free download from the University of Oxford

Keeping kids safe

Advice from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

Digital Safety and Wellbeing

Very important during the current home schooling

Supporting children with special education needs and disabilities

During the covid-19 crisis, from the NSPCC

Sleep tips for parents

From the Evalina Children's Hospital

Together4ShortLives - Covid-19 and your child with palliative care needs

Parents Jodie and Warren ask Dr Toni Wolff, Dr Mary Salama and Dr Nicki Murdock questions from families with a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition.

Keeping kids fit during lockdown with Wheelpower

WheelPower, the national charity for wheelchair sport has released of new online workouts, aimed specifically at primary and secondary aged disabled children.






PIMS: the COVID-19 linked syndrome affecting children- information for families 

EHCPs and the Impact of COVID-19 on SEN Provision

A parent information session

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