Limit the rooms children can go in. It is unlikely that you will be able keep a young child in one area of the house all the time – but you can keep them out of some rooms completely – e.g. your bedroom, the kitchen.

Cleaning areas that might have viruses on them. If you are sharing a bathroom then you can still wipe down the surfaces with disinfectant to keep them clean. Disinfectant is dangerous so always keep it out of children’s reach.

Eat separately. Eating your meals at different times and in different areas will lower the risk of spreading germs. You may still want to be with your children when they eat because of the risk of choking so you could sit in the room with them at a distance of 2 metres/6 feet. 

Wearing a face-covering. There will be times when your children want a cuddle. If you wear a face-covering and glasses, that will lower the risk of passing viruses between you. It is not a good idea to ask young children to wear a face-covering. Covering your face only works if it is worn properly and not touched, it is unlikely a child would be able to do this so it is better that the adult wears them.

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