Reliable resources on COVID-19 for parents


COVID-19 tips for parents and pregnancy


In response to increasing concern in the community, alongside changes to everyday routines arising from efforts to contain the spread of the virus, has recently published new articles specifically addressing COVID-19. These articles are located on the new landing page COVID-19: family guide.

Coronavirus information for families

Coronavirus and children in Australia is a general information piece that covers the symptoms and strategies for minimising infection risk, along with guidance on how to talk to children about the virus, and what sources to go to for accurate and up-to-date information.

Coronavirus and pregnancy, developed in collaboration with the Stillbirth Centre of Research Excellence, outlines what we know about COVID-19 and pregnancy.

How to keep children engaged, hygiene tips and more

Coronavirus (COVID-19): tips and links to help families manage physical distancing or self-isolation addresses questions about family routines, keeping active, well and healthy during social distancing and self-isolation.

Two articles on talking with children and talking with teens provide tips on how to talk to children to help them cope with the changes that come with physical distancing and self-isolation.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): physical distancing and family wellbeing covers how to look after family wellbeing while physical distancing.

A hand-washing picture guide is currently being developed and will be added to the COVID-19 family guide in coming weeks.

The collection of articles have a short url for social media dissemination:

At a time where the community may be experiencing ‘information overload’, we hope these resources will help provide some clarity and reassurance to parents and families about how to stay well, both physically and emotionally, during this period of uncertainty.

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