Covid info for kids

There is lots of information on the news and websites about COVID but it can be hard to find anything just for kids that explains the things that you want to know. That’s why we created this page during the lockdown in 2021. It is especially for children!

Information for you

Check out our latest videos about RATs and getting vaccinated.

Still image from a video message, which you can click on to view and listen to the video.

What RATs? A video explaining Rapid Antigen Testing

Still image from a video message, which you can click on to view and listen to a video about Covid vaccinations

Getting a Covid vaccination? A video just for children


Lockdown Legacies: Artworks from Children and Young People

In 2021 Jodie Griffiths-Cook, the ACT Children and Young People Commissioner, ran an art competition to give children and young people the opportunity to express their feelings and reactions to Covid and lockdown.

The book and video gallery present the artworks, stop motion videos and quotes by children and young people in the ACT reflecting on their lockdown experiences.

Their lockdown legacies represent an important part of ACT history.

Image of the front cover of the Lockdown Legacies art book            Image to click on to view the Lockdown Legacies art competition video entries on Youtube.

Lockdown Legacies Book                        Lockdown Legacies Video Gallery

Video messages from Jodie

During the lockdown Jodie regularly recorded video messages just for children. Check out what she had to say by click the images below. 


   L   Still image of a video message, which you can click on to view and listen to the video on YouTube. The video wishes children happy holidays before the summer holidays of 2021 and suggests some things to do.

ockdown Legacies Art Competition

Young Thinkers

During the pandemic, especially our most recent lockdown, we have heard from you, ACT’s children and young people, in a variety of ways. One of those is through the Young Thinker Forum where you can tell us about issues you care about in whatever format you want. Check out what children and young people in the ACT are telling us here, and feel free to add your thoughts using the link above.

Image to click on to read an article from the Young Thinker Forum Covid and children with a disability PDF

Cover page of Young Thinker Forum report about children's experiences during Canberra's lockdown in 2021  What we heard in 2020

Boredom Busters

We heard from a lot of children who were getting bored so we created some resources to help. Each page has a range of activities that can be done alone, or with the help of adults. Click on the images to expand.


Lock it Down: A lockdown newsletter for children 

Our Lock It Down! newsletter was created to support you during the long Canberra lockdown. It was full of accurate information, and had lots of fun activities to try. You can check out all the editions through the links below. If you like it, check out our new Rights in ACTion newsletter too. 

Lock it Down No.1

Lock it Down No.2

Lock it Down No.3

Lock it Down No.4

Lock it Down No.5

Lock it Down No. 6

Lock it Down No.7

Lock it Down No.8

Lock it Down No.9

 Lock it Down No.10

Lock it Down No.11

Lock it Down No.12

Lock it Down No.13

 Lock it Down No.14

 Lock it Down No. 15

Open it Up: Summer bulletin