Keeping you safe


While you're at home...

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Scroll down to find:

- Our latest update during the coronavirus outbreak
- Links to official advice, support and suggestions of how you can help
- Ways to enjoy theatre and other cuultural activities online
- Lots of things for young people to do whilst at home
- Information and activities aimed at older people
- ...and a few more suggestions!

Our latest update

The SJT is closed for the moment. For our information on how (when we can open again) we are staying COVID-secure and keeping you safe, click here

Please note: the information below is not being updated/maintained regularly.

Official advice, support and suggestions how you can help 

Offical government advice.

Offical NHS guidance.

Coronavirus and your wellbeing from MIND

Information for people affected by dementia

How the BBC will keep us informed, educated, & entertained

Information from Two Ridings Community Foundation

A guide about guarding mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

How COVID-19 has affected substance abuse

Ways you can help!

Follow the government guidelines:

✅ Stay at home
✅ Only go out for food, health reasons or essential work
✅ Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
✅ Wash your hands as soon as you get home

✅ Join a Facebook group and offer help where you can:

Scarborough and Filey Covid-19 Community Response
Coronavirus Isolation Support in Scarborough UK (and surrounding areas)
Scarborough Covid-19 mutual aid
How can I help, Scarborough U.K.
Community Kitchen Scarborough

✅ Check out the Yorkshire Coast Radio Community Board 

✅ Donate supplies to the Rainbow Centre etc via supermarket donation bins

Become an NHS volunteer responder

Volunteer via Age UK

✅ Sign up to help the Red Cross or just follow their 4 KIND things you can do to help your community (if you're safe and well):

Keep in touch regularly with family, friends and neighbours – a quick chat on the phone or via social media will raise their spirits and yours.

If you can, be the eyes and ears of your community (but keep that social distance!) by checking on people who may be vulnerable or isolated, finding out what they might need – can you pick up shopping or medicines safely and leave them where they can access them?

No one needs trolley loads of toilet roll! Only buy what you need so that there is enough for everyone, especially those who can’t afford to buy ahead.

Do look after yourself – eating, sleeping and exercising safely (even indoors!) will help keep you well and more able to support others.

The show will go online...

Links we have found to theatre and other cultural activities you can access online. 

Alan Ayckbourn: What to Watch and Read a list of all things Ayckbourn you can enjoy from the Ayckbourn Archive

Theatre, music and dance shows at home - an ongoing list from The Culture Diary

The National Theatre at home

A huge round-up of theatre content online from What's On Stage

The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel

Theatre and dance to watch online
- round-up from The Guardian

Masses of content available on Google Arts and Culture

The Social Distancing Festival
, celebrating art from all over the world

The Berliner Philharmoniker's Digital Concert Hall is now free for everyone

Museum exhibits, symphonies, and operas from Condé Nast Traveller

Watch free movies from the IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam) collection

Five ways you can still watch plays from TimeOut

Samuel West is reading poems and Patrick Stewart is posting a sonnet a day!

10 broadway shows you can stream for free
from Insider
Some fab online content from Tate  

Northern Ballet's 1984, available to stream from 3 April

Berlin's nightclubs have joined together to bring you United We Stream

Told by an Idiot are releasing a show a week from their archive

Captured live at London's Orange Tree Theatre, Amsterdam by Maya Arad Yasur is available to watch online for free for a limited time.

Activities for young people

Have a look at our page of theatre-related activities, which we will be adding to regularly. Includes a video tour of the SJT!

Loads of activities available from Fantastic for Families, filter-able by genre, age and more!

The team behind The Mystery of Raddlesham Mumps (listen to the studio recording here) have created activities inspired by the wonder of words, available as worksheets or interactive 

You can watch The Wind in the Willows, recorded live at the London Palladium

Behind the scenes of The Lion King with Get Into Theatre

Try BookTrust HomeTime for book-related fun

Lots of stories for young people are available on Audible

Imagination games from The Flying Seagull Project

Draw with Rob - draw-along videos from bestselling and multi award-winning author/illustrator Rob Biddulph

Another draw-along series of videos from children's book illustrator Steven Lenton

A round up of bookish ideas if you're at home with the kids

Online resources from NYCC libraries

A selection of Blue Peter quizzes (in fact there is loads online from both CBBC and CBeebies!) 
Usborne's archive of Saturday Activities

A round up of 'virtual field trips' from Mrs. Fahrney

Easy indoor activities
from Hello Wonderful

Favourite links for home learning from Love My Books

Downloadable mazes from Sean C Jackson

Art videos online from art teacher Marisaa Choate

Story Shed: children's storytelling podcast for kids of all ages

Author and illustrator Tom McLaughlin gives young doodlers helpful hints, tips and tricks 

'Finish the Comic!' Comics from Jarrett Lerner

Perhaps you or your young people would like to keep a diary in these strange times?

At home activities from The Boys' Brigade

Whispers From The Museum from Scarborough Museums Trust

Information / activities for older people

...and a few more!

If you're missing Scarborough - check out these live webcams of North Bay (and there are these from around Yorkshire too!)

Check out these links if you're interested in Alan Ayckbourn, Stephen Joseph or the history of the SJT

12 virtual tours of museums from Travel and Leisure 

Yorkshire Days In from Welcome to Yorkshire

Enjoy virtual tours of landmarks around the world

Free e-books online from Project Gutenberg

Online learning for free from The Open University

Watch the pandas, penguins, tigers and koalas at Edinburgh Zoo on their live webcams!

Need some exercise? Here's a 10 minute at-home cardio workout

Colouring with a difference!

Love our neons? Did you know there's a Neon Museum in Las Vegas?

Play some classic video games online

Bored? Have a go at some drama games...

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