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Coronavirus: A book for children

This is a FREE digital information book for primary school age children to help explain the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. It answers lots of questions in a child-friendly way, and aims to both inform and reassure.

You can help to slow the spread of Coronavirus!

Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:

  • Wash your hands often – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren’t available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick or in 'at risk' groups.
  • If you feel unwell, stay at home and don’t attend work or school.
  • If one person in your household has a new continuous cough and/or a high temperature (37.8 degrees or above) and/or loss of taste/smell your whole household needs to self-isolate for 10 days. 
  • If your child is currently self-isolating because they have come in contact with a positive case, only that child, not their siblings, need to self-isolate for 10 days, even if they have no symptoms. 
  • If staff or pupils become unwell on site with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature (37.8 degrees or above) they will be sent home. 
  • If you’re worried about your symptoms, please do not call NHS 111 but visit the NHS 111 online service or call your GP – don’t go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline - this helpline has been set up to answer questions about the virus related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline.


Please click here to access an NHS video 

The video shows the most effective way of washing your hands.