Coronavirus lockdown extension

It might be scary or upsetting to find out that the lockdown is being extended for 3 weeks, but it’s important to keep everyone safe.

Right now, lots of people still have coronavirus (COVID-19). Keeping everyone inside and away from each other means those people are much less likely to infect anyone else. As fewer and fewer people get infected, it means that more support can be given to those who are sick.

If you were hoping for the lockdown to end last week, there are some things you can do to cope:

  • Keep talking to people
    Even if it’s just messaging a friend to say hello or having a conversation with your family
  • Try learning something new
    Like coding, British Sign Language or how to draw
  • Tell someone if your schoolwork is too hard
    Remember that your teachers or family might not be used to working in this way either, so telling them can help
  • Let your feelings out
    Ask someone you trust about what’s happening when you’re feeling anxious or worried, or talk to a Childline counsellor about how you’re feeling

Whatever’s happening, we’ve got advice and support to help.


Updated: 23rd April, 2020