Information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.

Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China.

How to avoid catching or spreading microbes

There are things you can do to help stop viruses like coronavirus spreading.

Do:

  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately
  • wash your hands with soap and water often – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Don't:

  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

Home-school resources

e-Bug recommend our 'Antibiotic Guardian' youth resource for accessible and easy to run activities to support home-schooling children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Resources

Your school can help stop germs spreading by using our range of fun lesson plans on hand washing and respiratory hygiene:

KS1:

Horrid Hands

Super Sneezes

KS2:

Hand Hygiene

Respiratory Hygiene

KS3:

Hand Hygiene

Respiratory Hygiene

Other Resources:

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Last updated: 03/03/20 17:13:52

 

 

 

 

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