YOUNG people across the Tivyside region are being urged to take part in an online survey asking Wales’ children for their views and opinions during the coronavirus pandemic.

Named 'Coronavirus and Me', the survey is open to those aged seven-18 and covers key themes and issues including about their health, education, the impact on social aspects of their lives and the needs of specific groups.

Welsh Government has teamed up with the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Children in Wales and Welsh Youth Parliament/Senedd Ieuenctid Cymru to design the nation-wide survey. They are the first government in the UK to formally seek the views of its country’s children and young people.

The results will help to inform the Welsh Government’s approach to working with and communicating to Wales’ younger generation during and beyond the pandemic.

To enable a diverse range of children and young people to take part - including children under 7 and those with additional support needs - a symbols version of the survey is available as well as picture activity task as an alternative of filling out the text version of the survey.

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services, Julie Morgan, said: Children and young people’s opinions are at the heart of the work we do here in Wales.

“These times can be especially unsettling for children and young people and this survey is an important opportunity for us to hear their views and concerns. We must ensure we listen and act to alleviate worries and reassure as best we can.”

Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Professor Sally Holland, said: “Children and young people’s lives were changed overnight when schools, nurseries, colleges and playgrounds were closed.

"One of my main priorities is to make sure that children and young people don’t become invisible during this pandemic. I want to make sure that this nation-wide survey will really shape Welsh Government’s thinking and actions.”

The survey will be widely promoted through social media and is accessible at