Tips for Caring a COVID-Positive Child at Home

As a parent and caregiver, what should be paid attention to when taking care of an infected child at home? Experts advise to pay attention to these matters.

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Welcome Back Check-in Guidance

Children may be anxious about reconnecting with their social and school life after prolonged social restrictions. Check in with children when they first arrive back to school.

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Save the Children – HKPS Video Series : How to Care for Children’s Wellbeing

Partnering with the Hong Kong Psychological Society (HKPS), we share useful tips to support parent-child communications.
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Wellbeing Tips for Children

During schools closure, children lack social connections and outdoor activities. These suggestions are helpful to parents and kids to support their wellbeing.

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6 Tips You Can Trust: How to Help Kids Cope with Extended School Closures

Here’re some tips to help a child make the most out of their times at home, being away from school.

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7 Tips You Can Trust: How to Talk to Kids about Coronavirus

Together, we are doing whatever it takes to protect our children. Here’s how to guide the conversation with a child in your life.

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Tips for Prevention

Follow the guidelines to reduce the risk of infection of coronavirus.

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Coronavirus: Caring for Children

Here are some tips for parent or carer to support children and relieve stress during the challenging time.

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5 Tips for Grandparents on How to Stay Connected with Their Grandkids

Our psychosocial and education experts offer tips for grandparents on how to stay engaged with their grandchildren during the challenging time.

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Relaxation Activities to Do at Home with Kids

We are sharing drama-based relaxation exercises that are part of our global Healing and Education through the Arts (HEART) program for children living in stressful situations. 

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FAQs: What You Need to Know About the New Coronavirus

What is a coronavirus and ‘COVID-19’?

Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that can cause illnesses as minor as a cold. This new virus was initially described by authorities as a new strain of pneumonia, however, it was later confirmed to be a novel coronavirus, or new coronavirus. On 11 February, the World Health Organization announced an official name of the disease: ‘COVID-19’.

What are the symptoms  of the new coronavirus?

This virus often appears with pneumonia-like symptoms including fever, chills, congestion, body-aches and a cough. Health officials are most concerned about containing the virus, as it can spread between humans, and originated in a city of more than 11 million people. There have been some early comparisons to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), another coronavirus that originated in China. Tragically, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), 774 people died during the 2002-2003 SARS outbreak. Another 8,098 people worldwide became sick.

What can I do to protect myself and others?

As with all viruses, practicing good hygiene is the best way to prevent illness: wash your hands often, with soap and for at least 20 seconds. Avoid close contact, when possible, with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing. To protect others, cough and sneeze in your elbow; stay home when you’re not feeling well to help your body recover and avoid spreading germs to others.

How can I help children and families impacted in emergencies?

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