During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak we appreciate that supporting families on the CONI programme in the usual way will prove difficult. We advise that health professionals should follow their current local guidance with regard to providing face-to-face contact with families on the CONI programme.

Telephone contact may be a suitable alternative to providing face-to-face contact for listening visits and reviewing symptom diaries. Although not ideal, new enrolments may also be carried out by phone and the Enrolment Form completed online and submitted to the CONI Team. For CONI babies whose weight is being monitored weekly/regularly and there is concern about faltering growth, then follow local guidelines for these babies.

Please regularly check the CONI webpages for information as national guidance is continually evolving. The CONI Team can be contacted via coni@lullabytrust.org.uk and The Lullaby Trust Information Helpline (0808 802 6869) is available for general safer sleep advice.

Useful resources for guidance

Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)

RCOG Information for pregnant women and their families

World Health Organization (WHO)

Public Health England (PHE)

Free CONI Presentations

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To support the contact that co-ordinators and health visitors have with CONI families, we have produced a range of bitesize presentations for you to share with families. These presentations can be viewed here.