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The Department for Education has set up a helpline for parents, children and education staff. It's open every day from 8am weekdays and 10am weekends: 0800 046 8687

Helpful resources for talking to children about Coronavirus


A short book about Coronavirus for children under 7.



Drs Chris and Xand explain the situation

Newsround video

Resources for children and young people with additional needs:

An autism-friendly explanation in social story format

Carol Gray’s social story for Coronavirus -

contains a link to the most up to date version of their “Easy Read” for young people and adults with learning difficulties


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