Coronavirus and Children - Update courtesy of the RFL

Coronavirus and Children - Update courtesy of the RFL

The RFL are committed to helping participants, volunteers, parents and clubs throughout this period and you will have seen that we have shared various links, videos, quizzes and ways to participate during the period that the sport is shut down due to the coronavirus.


Below are a series of links that you may wish to share with people at your club to help during the period to protect children and ensure we all maintain good personal and mental health.


The links are based around protecting children and looking after their mental health linked to both coronavirus but also the wider effects that the pandemic may have during the shutdown.


Information for parents about keeping your children safe online during these testing times.  This page has been created to support parents during COVID-19 and the closure of schools and has 15-minute activity packs.


Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency's CEOP Command (Child Exploitation and Online Protection).


Emerging Minds have several resources around supporting children


Childline also have resources


Chatterback have ‘boredom busting’ resources


If you have any specific concerns about the welfare of a child at your club or are asked to support a family during this time then please feel to contact the RFL at and one of our team will be happy to try and support.