We have assembled this list of resources to help you stay informed, calm, healthy and entertained.
Official information and resources
When you do seek out updates, make sure to get them from a trusted source.
- The World Health Organisation (WHO) provide the latest statistics, news and updates, as well as providing advice and resources.
- The UK government’s website provides the official government response and guidance, including self-isolation and travel advice.
- The NHS website provides the most up-to-date and reliable health advice, plus an online questionnaire for those concerned they have the symptoms of coronavirus.
- Coronavirus information in 35 languages from Doctors of the World.
- Get Safe Online guide to avoiding online Coronavirus-related scams.
Resources for Carers
Specific advice for carers during this time
- Carers UK have created a resource to answer common questions that carers might have during the coronavirus situation.
- Live Better With Dementia have created this guide supporting carers of those with dementia.
- Advice from Age UK for older persons and those caring for them.
- An excellent easy read guide to coronavirus from Mencap.
- Resources and tips for autistic people and their carers from the National Autistic Society.
Parent Carer Resources
- Advice from Flourishing Families Clinic on how to speak to children about the current situation.
- Reaching Families – Coronavirus FAQs
- West Sussex Parent Carer Forum – Coronavirus FAQs
- Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing
- Young Minds – Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing
- Covibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic
- Amaze – information pack for parents
- Public Health England have produced an easy read version of their Advice on the coronavirus for places of education. You can download it here.
- Guidance on social distancing from the UK Government
- Ideas from Sports Partnership on how to stay active at home.
- Free COVID-19 exercise support pack for older people from Move it or Lose it.
- Daily online PE lessons for children from the Body Coach
- Tips for staying well while social distancing from the Royal College of Occupational Therapists
- Living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty from Psychology Tools
- FACE COVID: how to respond effectively to the coronavirus
- A guide from Citizens Advice for if you can’t pay your bills because of coronvirus
- Free online courses in a variety of subjects from The Open University’s Open Learn online portal.
- Learn a new language online for free with Duolingo.
- Carers UK’s Learning for Living, designed to help you recognise skills gained through caring to help you apply those skills in relevant environments such as paid work or volunteering.
- Khan Academy has a range of free courses, including maths, science, computing, economics and humanities.
- Free courses from FutureLearn in a range of subjects from business to nature, art to politics and everything in between.
- Free online course from universities including Harvard and MIT at edX.org.
- Coursera has free online courses from top universities.
- Learn computer coding for beginners at Codeacademy.
Things to keep busy with
- Virtual tours and online exhibits from over 2500 museums and galleries around the world on Google Arts and Culture.
- Adventure Journal have compiled a list of animal webcams, from zoos and wildlife spots around the globe.
- The Sofa Singers is a free online singing event where you can join an online choir.
- Stream the Wind in the Willows musical, filmed at the London Palladium in 2017, for free online.
- You can access a wealth of resources such as books, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers to read online from West Sussex County Councils e-library.
- 200+ modern art books in PDF form — courtesy of The Guggenheim Museum via the Internet Archive