First minister Nicola Sturgeon has answered children’s pressing questions about coronavirus in the hope of addressing their concerns and worries.
Children across Scotland, as well as adults, are being affected by these challenging times and may be experiencing increased feelings of anxiety during the nationwide lockdown.
To ensure they are receiving the right advice and information, Parent Club – an online information and support hub for parents in Scotland – asked children to send in their video questions for the First Minister to answer.
Watch as Nicola Sturgeon addresses each child’s question, ranging from ‘how does coronavirus spread?’ to ‘why can I not see my granny?’ and worries about when schools will reopen.
She also talks about the need for frequent hand washing, virus symptoms to be aware of and explains the importance of staying home and social distancing.
The First Minister said: “We have introduced lots of changes to try and limit the spread of the virus and children across the country are having to accept a very different way of life right now, without much time to understand why. I know that some will be thinking it’s scary and I understand that.
“We want to help them at this difficult time by reassuring them that it’s okay to be feeling this way and to answer some of the key questions they have. It was a very important Q&A for me, and I did my best to give them all the answers they need in simple terms.
“We want children and their parents to feel as reassured as possible regarding the current situation. We know that they need up to date information, clear guidance and continuous reassurance as they navigate this change to their lives.
“Parent Club offers helpful guidance and support at this challenging time. We’re encouraging parents to use it as a trusted source of information and to connect with other parents while staying at home to protect themselves and their families from the virus.”