Coronavirus may feel daunting, especially for families and children. Everyone is having to spend more time at home to help slow the spread of the virus. Keeping up with school and working from home, exercising, limiting screen time, keeping occupied and motivated are all big challenges. This page provides details of support for those families who don’t feel safe; or need some extra help coping. It’s also got lots of ideas for us to stay as healthy and happy as possible during this challenging time.
We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:
- Stay at home as much as possible
- Work from home if you can
- Limit contact with other people
- Keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
- Wash your hands regularly
Self-isolate if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
Staying happy and things to do
Parents and families are having to live work and play together more than ever before. Our sense of well-being is being tested during this pandemic. In this section we have listed information and services where you can get support on things to do and how you can stay informed.
Keeping families healthy
Here are some things to consider to help you maintain your family's health and well-being.
Managing your money and essential food supplies
We appreciate that money may be tight for some during the Coronavirus pandemic. Below you will find information to support you if you need help.
During these difficult times, partner organisations are working harder than ever to keep Dudley a safe borough.
Learning and parenting
In this section we have listed information and services where you can get support and help with parenting and helping your child to learn whilst at home. We would also suggest that you have a look at the age specific information on the Lets-Get website under the section starting well.