Useful link and support
Please do consider the potential impact of self-isolation on your children and you from a mental health perspective. There is excellent advice available from Mind www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing and also from the World Health Organisation (WHO). Continued communication with friends and family by video-link, phone or text, varying activities at home including reading and writing, quizzes, radio programmes, arts and craft, cards and board games and toys, are all beneficial. We advise restricting screen time for computer games/ TV to limited rather than long periods. Exercise for those who are well, remains important and permitted under government advice.
In order to reduce anxiety, advice is that children (and adults) should not constantly look at updates about the coronavirus situation on the news and social media and they should switch off electronic alerts. Watching the news once per day is suggested.