Resources for caregivers during COVID-19

The information resources on these pages have been developed specifically for South African caregivers facing the Covid-19 pandemic. They are free to use and distribute by anyone on any channel. If you are an organisation working with caregivers, please download and share on your social media channels, WhatsApp groups, and any other ways of connecting.

For general resources and up-to-date information on the South African government’s response to Covid-19, please visit the government Corona Virus portal. You can also join the official South African government Covid-19 WhatsApp group. Save the number, 060 012 3456 on your WhatsApp contact list and then say ‘Hi’ to be added to the group. You will receive a welcome notification and can then select from the menu what type of information you would like.

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Physical health

  • Supports pregnant, birthing and breastfeeding mothers with facts
  • Up-to-date relevant information from the National Department of Health
  • Fights fake news

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Mental health

  • Supports mothers feeling anxious, sad, or in distress
  • Helpful meditation and breathing techniques that are easy to use each day

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Early learning

  • Ideas on keeping your young child learning while at home

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Resources

Educational game: Help to stop the COVID-19 coronavirus

Educational game: Help to stop the COVID-19 coronavirus

This educational game was conceptualised and developed as part of ECD Let’s play, learn and grow together and the Active Learning@Home series, compiled by the Department of Basic Education, Department of Social Development, and with support from Unicef. The purpose of...

Should Children Wear a Face Mask?

Should Children Wear a Face Mask?

In order to stop the spread of the Coronavirus, it is compulsory for everyone to wear a cloth face mask when in public. It is possible to carry the Coronavirus and feel well. Face masks help to stop infecting other people. Many parents want to know if children should...

Managing Pregnancy during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Managing Pregnancy during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Living in the time of COVID-19 pandemic is stressful for all of us, but pregnant women and mothers of small babies are especially worried and anxious, Below are answers to some of the most common questions concerning pregnant women and mothers of small babies. The...

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