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COVID-19

Official information
links & ideas
for home-based
activities

 

Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) is a new illness that can affect lungs and airways.  The current spread of the virus is affecting how we go about our daily lives and we’d like to reassure our community that the core CRDN team will be working virtually and from home to keep raising awareness and connecting people. 

Below we’re sharing some links to regularly updated official information and to our new Pinterest pages providing ideas for things to do to keep yourself or your kids engaged when practising social distancing and self-isolating.

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS
and what can we do to keep protect ourselves
and others and slow the spread?

You can find accurate and current information about Coronavirus
on the World Health Organization website and on UK government websites below

currenT UK NHS & GOVERNMENT INFO & guidance

Click the images below for direct links to the websites for the latest advice

Cambridge Rare Disease Network - COVID-19 1
Cambridge Rare Disease Network - COVID-19 2
Cambridge Rare Disease Network - COVID-19 3

An interactive COVID-19 incidence map

UK Government guidelines on lockdown from 23.03.2020

What is social distancing and self-isolation?

Public Health England: Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and shielding and protecting those over 70 yrs and those medically high risk 

The World Health Organization: advice on looking after your mental health during the coming weeks

MIND: advice on looking after your mental health during the coming weeks

A collaborative guide to caring for COVID at home

NHS Clinical Frailty Scale

Links to various YouTube guidance, info and thought leadership films
shared by MedicineGov

URGENT: Skills needed and routes to support the NHS

NHS Learning Disability & Autism Programme – FAQs and answers

An interactive COVID-19 incidence map

UK Government guidelines on lockdown from 23.03.2020

What is social distancing and self-isolation?

Public Health England: Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and shielding and protecting those over 70 yrs old and those medically high risk 

The World Health Organization: advice on looking after your mental health during the coming weeks

MIND: advice on looking after your mental health during the coming weeks

A collaborative guide to caring for COVID at home

NHS Clinical Frailty Scale

Links to various YouTube guidance, info and thought leadership films shared by MedicineGov

URGENT: Skills needed and routes to support the NHS

NHS Learning Disability & Autism Programme – FAQs and answers

Need some ideas for home-based activities?

If you are self-isolating check out these simple ideas…

If you’re having to, or choosing to self-isolate, why not tell us what you are doing to #BeatTheBoredom and to #BeatTheVirus.
We’d love to hear your ideas! Share on socila media and tag @camraredisease #BeatTheBoredom

Suggestions for home-based activities with kids

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Suggestions for home-based activities for adults

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In self-isolation or lockdown?

Here’s a notification a poster for your front door
Cambridge Rare Disease Network - COVID-19 4

Share a thank you

Cambridge Rare Disease Network - COVID-19 5
Feel free to share this message of support to all the wonderful people who work in the NHS via social media

Things are not always right because they are hard, but if they are right one must not mind if they are also hard.

Winston Churchill

OTHER HELPFUL ADVICE & INFORMATION

BBC NEWS: How to help kids cope with life without school
BBC NEWS: The fake health advice you should ignore
Babylon Health: Coronavirus (COVID-19) myths, busted
CRDN: Useful group online calling options to keep in touch with friends
BBC News: Chris Packham on Covid-19’s impact on nature
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