COVID-19 Resources for families

Our expert teams have created a range of resources to help children and young people cope with the changes related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). See below for our easy read guides, creative activity ideas, podcasts and more. We'll be updating this page regularly with new tools to help support you and your family during this time. 

Managing the festive period: information for families

This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the latest Government guidance for the festive period and what it might mean for you, your child and your family.

Camden Public Health lockdown guidance Status

Here are the general lockdown measures provided by Camden County Council, where Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) resides.

Back in Lockdown: information for families

Advice for families to help everyone adjust to the new rules.

Podcast from Dr Jon Goldin

Listen to Dr Jon Goldin share advice on how to speak to children and young people about COVID-19. 

GOSH Arts resources

Find fun arts and creative activities from our GOSH Arts team to try at home. 

The Power of Play

A treasure trove of games, tips and resources from our expert Play team to help your family through this worrying time. 

Send a card to a loved one

We’ve created an engaging set of editable Greetings Cards, so you can send a personal message to your loved one on their ward.

Helping your child deal with stress and build resilience

Techniques for your family to encourage resilience and ability to cope when things don’t go to plan. 

Easy read: Coming to GOSH

Download this easy read guide which explains what a child can expect when coming to GOSH during this time.

Easy read: Explaining coronavirus to children

Download this easy read guide to help explain COVID-19 to children and young people.

Handwashing is important

Try this fun activity to help your child learn how and when to wash their hands. There’s even a song to sing!

Online activity suggestions

A list of suggestions for online activities to keep young people entertained in hospital or at home.