Here at Wessex Lodge School, We understand how challenging home life can be, now more than ever. These are unprecedented times, meaning that advice is difficult to come by.

We have compiled a list of facts and tips, in the hope that this can help you to better understand the situation and hopefully aid home life, even just a little.

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Covid-19 is a new strain of Coronavirus. It is a virus that affects the lungs, making it difficult to breathe.


Most people infected with the Covid-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.


Older people, and those with underlying medical conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness. A more extensive list of underlying conditions can be found here.

Covid-19 spreads primarily through the transfer of water droplets and saliva, such as when an infected person coughs or sneezes. 


This means that the easiest way to avoid transfer of the virus is to:

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and hot water

  • Avoid contact with your eyes, nose and mouth

  • Socially distance yourself from others at a distance of at least 6ft, or around 2 metres.

Advice For Children

Notice your feelings:

All the things you miss, like seeing friends, school trips, and sports can make you feel sad. But it won't be forever.

For now, you can feel better if you stay in touch with people you miss.

Talk on the phone or video chat.

You can draw pictures that show how you feel, or talk about it with someone you feel close to.

Do things you enjoy:

  • While you're waiting for this stay-at-home time to pass, do things to have fun. You can do fun things by yourself or with the people you live with.

  • Here's a list of things you can do whilst you're indoors:

  • You can play games

  • Read some books, or magazines

  • Do puzzles, either alone, or with others

  • Welcome your artistic side

  • Write a short story

  • You can dance

  • Do yoga

  • Listen to music

  • Go for a walk, or a bike ride


Most importantly, Be kind and helpful.


 All the change caused by coronavirus can make kids and adults feel stressed. Kids can help by doing little things that make a big difference.

Here are a few ideas:

  • Help take care of a little brother or sister. Keep them happy. Read to them and play with them.

  • Put your stuff away. Make your bed. Do your best with schoolwork. Ask (nicely) for help. Use kind words. Take your bath or shower without a fuss. Share. Offer to help with meals or cleanup.

  • Show love to your family. Give hugs. Help take care of your pet.

  • Be kind to yourself too. Relax. Get outside to play when you can. When you're kind and helpful, it's nice for others in your family. And it helps you feel good too.

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