What is 'coronavirus'?
Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is probably making you feel a bit sad and different at the moment. But that's ok, because everyone is feeling the same. COVID-19 is an illness that can affect people's breathing and lungs. It can be passed from person to person through coughing or touching, which is why we have to stay away from our friends and family just for now.
Luckily, young people aren't really getting too ill but you can still spread it without knowing you have it. You still need to do the amazing things you're doing by following the rules and wearing a mask.
How can I stop the spread?
The Government is asking you to think about hands, face, space. What this means is that you need to remember to do 3 things to keep yourself and others safe.
Hands: Remember to wash or sanitise your hands regularly for 20 seconds.
Why don't you sing your favourite song to make the time pass quicker?
Face: Cover your face with your mask when you're out at the shops. Why not
get creative and make your mask colourful by adding your own design?
Space: Stay at least 2 metres away from people where you can.
If you don't think you know how far that is, ask an adult or think about the length of a horse.
Why am I worried?
It's normal to be worried, but there's no need to worry too much. Everything's a little bit weird at the minute, isn't it? This won't last forever and feeling worried is one way that our bodies remind us to take care of ourselves.
There are some important things we all need to do to stay safe, like washing our hands, wearing face masks when we need to, and staying at home if we are told to.
If you're stuck at home for now and helping to keep each other safe, we can still enjoy life and do some fun things!