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Caring and Coronavirus

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak all of us in the UK are facing a period of time of working, studying – and living – in very different ways, made even more challenging when we have parenting and caring responsibilities.

We have brought together some resources which you may find useful over this time.

All of these resources are either free, or they have been made free during the period of school closures. If you know of any free online learning resources that we haven't included here, please email Gina Warren on


Free educational resources at the University of Cambridge for children and adults.

LinkedIn learning - OurCambridge Yammer

Handy advice and conversations for those coming to terms with remote working while dealing with caring responsibilities.

Fitzwilliam museum

#Fitzvirtual coming soon, virtual tours of the collections.

Zoology museum

Virtual tour of this amazing resource – can you name all the animals?

Cambridge Science Centre at home

COSMOS Online is a digital collection of all kinds of hands-on science activities you can do at home.

Cambridge University YouTube

Watch our research films. Including climate change, the world’s oldest modern bird and searching for a vaccine for COVID19.

Cambridge University Maths NRICH project

Home-learning how NRICH can help you.

Cambridge University library

Resources include:

- 800,000 ebooks

- Over 120,000 ejournal titles and 400 databases are available off-campus 

Cambridge University Press

- Cambridge University Press has made all 700 titles in its textbook collection available in HTML format free of charge.

-They are also providing 90-days free access to a range of digital education products.


Other useful resources

UCL have have compiled a list of resources helpful to teachers, school leaders, parents/carers and young people

The government has released useful advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

For those caring for an elderly person, whether family member of other dependent, CarersUK have produced guidance and information to provide support

My Family Care has also compiled useful advice to support parents and carers, with the Speak to an Expert phoneline available free to all University staff.