Coronavirus – information for you and your family

Balancing everything is difficult enough for families at the best of times – and these are far from the best of times.

We’ve had a think about what families might need just now and put together the best information and resources. We’ll be keeping them up to date and adding more as they become available.

We are keen to find out how families are affected by the coronavirus outbreak – let us know what’s been hard and what's helped.

Official health guidance - what you need to know

The latest official advice about Coronavirus, what the symptoms are, what to do if you think you or your children have it.

Staying safe and protecting others

Many of us are needing to stay at home now. Schools, nurseries and childminders are closed except for the children of key workers and vulnerable children. Here’s some advice for staying home – and not being too hard on yourself!

Play and learning at home

Information about how best to support your children with their wellbeing and learning during Coronavirus.

Work and benefits

Many people are worried about what will happen about their income, whether that’s from work or benefits. There’s more here about your employment and social security rights and how you can get help if you need it.

Mental health and wellbeing

Coronavirus, lockdown and everything that goes with this is pretty hard for lots of parents and children. It’s natural to feel anxious or stressed. We have put together a list of people you can contact if you need help or support, or just a listening ear.

What's happening in your local area

All local authorities in Scotland have information about the Coronavirus on their websites including information about school and nursery closures and other services; you’ll find links to that information here.

Looking after yourself and your family

We all want to look after those close to us. Here's advice and tips about taking care of yourself; talking to children about Coronavirus; and staying in touch with grandparents

Share your experience

We're keen to get your feedback and to find out how families are managing during the Coronavirus outbreak. Let us know about your experience here.