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We've set up this page to share the most up to date government advice on Covid-19. 

We'll do our best to keep it up to date, but bear in mind that as the official advice is changing so quickly we may get a little behind! For that reason, if there is any conflict between the advice on this page and the advice on official government channels, the advice on government channels should be taken as the official guidance. 

WEYMOUTH BAY HUB childcare letter 22nd March

For further support and information about Mental Health and Wellbeing during the Coronavirus (Covid 19) please also visit our 'Positivity Page' (see link below) where you will find further materials offering support for adults, children and families during this difficult time.

COVID-19 - Managing Children's Mental Health

The Prince of Wales School have shared this video with us. They've asked Dr Clare Shave, an NHS Consultant Psychologist, for some advice on managing children's mental health during the COVID-19 closures.

What we know at present


COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.


The most important source of up to date information should be the NHS Coronavirus website. 


For child-friendly information the best site is likely to be CBBC's Coronavirus coverage.


Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home if you have either:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.


How long to stay at home

  • if you have symptoms, 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 symptoms


If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.


If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.


Read NHS advice about staying at home.


Urgent advice: Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:


  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days


Use the 111 coronavirus service

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.


How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus


  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds

  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work

  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze

  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell



  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

NHS Hand Washing Song

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Boredom busting activities for those in self-isolation

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