WORCESTERSHIRE County Council are encouraging children to colour-in posters and display them in their windows to promote togetherness.

The poster is part of the new Here2Help site which has tips on how you can help others during this difficult time.

Councillor Lucy Hodgson, cabinet member for communities at Worcestershire County Council said: “It’s wonderful to see Worcestershire really coming together as a community during the coronavirus pandemic.

“We know with schools closing that some children will be looking for activities to keep them busy.

"It is important that during this time children continue to socially distance themselves, but we understand that this may often feel lonely.

“Displaying your coloured in poster in your window is a good way to spread the message that we are all still in this together.”

It is an activity for children to do, keeping in line with current social distancing guidelines, which tells everyone to stay at home if possible.

The council is hoping it will alert new people to the Here2Help campaign, which is aiming to find people willing to volunteer their time, services or products to help during the coronavirus crisis.

The poster is available for download from Worcestershire County Council's website, including information on how members of the public can donate goods and service during the coronavirus pandemic.

Public Health England figures show that 19 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Sunday morning (March 22) in Worcestershire, up from eight on Thursday. A week before, there were three cases.

People who are ignoring social distancing advice to stay two metres apart are “very selfish”, the Health Secretary has said as he indicated further measures could be brought in.