With young kids at home, it will be nigh-on impossible to keep them from learning about the coronavirus – either from the news or from over-hearing a conversation at home.
Grown-ups are fully aware of the measures we can take to protect ourselves, and these messages must get through to our children. But how best to broach the subject without causing them anxiety, and how should you respond to their questions?
Our friends at the Essex Chronicle spoke to child psychologists to find out how best to construct your answers.
DO discuss it.