Coronavirus explainers

There’s lots of information available for people who want to know more about COVID-19, its symptoms and how it affects people – but it’s not always suitable for children and young people.

These resources explain the virus and it’s symptoms using simpler language and appropriate formats.

For children

Little Puddins have published a useful explainer for children, and particularly those with autism.

Manuela Molina has published an easy read booklet about coronavirus, suitable for children.

For parents and carers

Nurse Dotty Books has published a story called Dave the Dog is Worried About Coronavirus, which aims to help parents talk to their young children about coronavirus

More support

Visit for more information and advice about COVID-19.

Teachers, parents and carers may be interested in our archive of emotional wellbeing webinars, which contain practical advice and support from local organisations.