COVID-19 Update

There is currently an outbreak of a new coronavirus called COVID-19, which means that everyone is having to live their life a bit differently to how they would normally. This is to make sure we all keep ourselves and others safe.

We want to help explain what this means for young people in York.


If you are in care, a care leaver or subject to a Child Protection Plan, there is helpful information available for you at the website Show Me That I Matter.

Online information and advice

There are lots of websites which are keeping updated with information about the coronavirus and the impact it is having.

  • NHS England have released their top ten tips if you’re worried about coronavirus. It has links to lots of online resources such as audio guides, home workouts to try, NHS-recommended helplines and more.
  • Childline – This website includes information about how to cope during lockdown, how to manage with schools closing and what to do if you’re unwell, as well as what to do if you feel unsafe. There is also the helpline 0800 1111 if you would like to speak to someone about any worries you may have. It is an 0800 phone number so it is free to call.
  • Newsround – this website includes up-to-date videos and articles for you to look at if you are worried or have some questions about coronavirus and what is going on with it.
  • If you are upset about the news, there is a video which explains that it is totally normal to feel upset or worried.
  • A video on what self-isolating means and why it is so important.