COVID-19 Resources

This page sign posts to information and support for the public on Covid-19, information about the virus and the symptoms: 


Specific questions raised: 




COVID-19 vaccination for children and young people - updated statement from the British Congenital Cardiac Association (released 13 December 2021)

Association for Inherited Cardiac Conditions (AICC) recommendation for vaccination for children with inherited cardiac conditions (September 2021) 

BCCA advice for patients COVID-19 vaccination in 12-15 year olds with CHD (September 2021)

RCPCH statement in response to CMOs advice regarding offering COVID-19 vaccination to all 12-15 year olds (September 2021)

COVID-19 vaccination: resources for children and young people (Public Health England). 


NHS links:           

Covid-19 vaccine information 


UK Government links:

UK Government Covid-19 vaccine information


Welsh Government and Public Health Wales links:

Public Health Wales Covid-19 vaccine information  &  Welsh Government statement



Other guidance

Heart Rhythm Alliance: Covid-19 and Inherited Heart Rhythm Conditions  

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists: Pregnancy and Covid-19 vaccines - information leaflet (January 2021)

BHF: Covid-19 vaccine - your questions answered (December 2020) 

BCCA updated guidance for patients, parents, charities and support groups in light of national lockdown for England (11 November 2020)

BHF guidance on making the most of your medical phone and video appointments

Royal College of Surgeons - Information for surgical patients during the coronavirus pandemic 

Centre for Preoperative Care - Frequently Asked Questions for patients having an operation during the Covid-19 pandemic

South Wales and the South West Network COVID-19 Pregnancy Guidelines (30/03/20)


Wellbeing Support:  Emotional and Physical Health Support Resources

It is important to look after our mental health and wellbeing, particularly during this challenging and exceptional time.  Here are some links to wellbeing resources and other support that might be helpful. 

Mind Charity: Coronavirus and your well-being

‘FACE COVID’ How to respond effectively to the Corona crisis by Dr Russ Harris, author of The Happiness Trap

Physical Activity when in Self-isolation (PDF) - including links to various exercise videos


Strategies for coping with Covid-19 produced by the Bristol Psychological Health Services team 

In Bristol our Psychological Health Services team have been working with adults, families and young people to put together some booklets to help with top tips and ways to cope with any thoughts, questions or worries that young people and adults may have about the impact of COVID -19.   The booklets cover questions around coping with worries  around COVID, knowing someone with COVID or in coming into hospital. Here is a link to our booklets for adults, parents and young people. 












Financial Support Resources

Financial support


Resources for Children  


BBC Newsround website includes specific advice if children are feeling upset by the news.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) have provided advice for parents and carers to support with children feeling stressed by the coronavirus situation (PDF).

Personal Protective Equipment poster - preparing children if they need to come into hospital (PDF) 

Supporting children returning to school


Return to school guidance

BCCA updated guidance for patients, parents, charities and support groups:  returning to work and education, 2nd September 2020


Government guidance for England:

Updated shielding guidance can be found at:

The government has provided detailed information on return to school which can be found at:


Government guidance for Wales:


The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has provided guidance on return to school.

Children with single ventricle circulation would fit into group B of this guidance, which was cross-checked with the published BCCA guidance. This guidance indicates that an individualised assessment is required for children in the single ventricle group.


The Children's Commissioner going back to school guide:


Resources and Updates from Royal Colleges and Other Professional Bodies:


Association of Inherited Cardiac Conditions          

British Congenital Cardiac Association                BCCAlogo.jpg 

British Heart Foundation                                      


Downs Heart Group


Muscular Dystrophy UK                                     


Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists         


Royal College of Paediatricians and Child Health       


Tiny tickers                                                   


The Somerville Foundation - for adults