Here you will find all news and blogs from CLDF regarding the Coronavirus.

Advice from the UK government and leading healthcare bodies is constantly changing, so please bear with us whilst we work on getting the most up-to-date and accurate information for you.


News Updates

‘Coffee & Catch Up’ for Children and Families (Published April 3, 2020) | CLDF NEWS

Calling all CLDF parents and children!

On Thursday 9th April at 2pm we are holding our very first Coffee and Catch Up. This will be hosted by the Support team on Zoom and will be our very first virtual families meet up.

It will be your opportunity to catch up with friends or meet new liver families and chat about everything that has been happening lately. From being in lockdown and the impact on your lives to sharing ideas and resources for schooling your children at home. It will also be an opportunity to just see other parents and children who are going through very similar things at this time.

If you want to be join us then please e-mail us on and we will send you an invite. To ensure that everyone who attends has the chance to get involved we are limiting it to 20 places so please get in touch now to book your place. Don’t worry if you miss out on this first one as we are planning to hold them on a regular basis.

So, get your coffee brewing and we can’t wait to see you all on Thursday!

Information for extremely vulnerable groups (Published March 23, 2020) | CLDF NEWS

On Saturday 21st March, Government have provided updated guidance for protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19). Those that fall into these categories are referred to as extremely vulnerable and should now be shielding for at least 12 weeks. Read more.

Coronavirus update for parents (Published March 18, 2020) | CLDF NEWS

The latest Government guidance advises those who are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus to be particularly stringent in fully following social distancing measures.  Please read and follow all of the detailed guidance stated here. As far as we are concerned all the children and young people we exist to support would fall into this category. Read more.

Blog Posts

Families Blog 2: Talking to your child about COVID-19 (Published March 27, 2020) | CLDF BLOGS

With all the uncertainty and mixed messages about coronavirus, it can be difficult explaining the situation to children with liver conditions, as they may have questions such as “why do I need to use a separate bathroom?” or “why are people staying away from me?” Read more.

Navigating a New World for Young People (Published March 25, 2020) | CLDF BLOGS

You have always had to consider things that other children/young people don’t. You will have experience of being very poorly from infections that wouldn’t have much effect on other children who don’t have a liver condition. So, it is even more essential to restrict your access to people who may have the virus and not know it because there is a risk that the virus will have more of an impact on those with an underlying health condition. Read more.

Coping with a new normal for families (Published March 24, 2020) | CLDF BLOGS

During this new way of living and working, it’s important to think about how coronavirus (COVID-19) will impact your family, those children with a chronic liver condition and those on immunosuppressant medication.

Here are some of things you need to think about during this time. Read more.