It is completely understandable as a young person to be worried about the current situation. Nevertheless, there are things we can still do to maximise the chances of keeping ourselves and our families safe.
Visit WHO for more information – (May 2020)
The disease affects different people in many different ways. Below are the main symptoms
Do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital if you think you might have coronavirus. Stay at home. More information available at NHS
You may have heard people talking about social distancing. This means the following:
We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:
Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
This guidance is always changing, please check Coronavirus outbreak FAQs or up to date guidance.
For more information on social distancing see Government guidance on staying safe for young people
There have been many #BlackLivesMatter protests being held in the UK following the George Floyd incident in USA. WM Police Video have developed a video to encourage peaceful protesting
Remember: You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.
Not being able to meet with your friends does not mean you should be bored. There are plenty of fun things to do which do not involve you leaving the house. This can range from playing your favourite game series and catching up on your favourite Youtube Channel. Here are some places to look for interesting things
Just Youth activities page
The pandemic presents opportunities for people to raise awareness of various issues during the pandemic. This can vary from warning people, educating people and scaring them. It is important to be vigilant when online. Before jumping on that new trending hashtag, make sure you know the source and it is trustworthy. A lot of false and potentially damaging information is being spread by scammers which have led to people getting injured, being on the wrong side of the law and even death.