Coronavirus And Children

Dear Patients,

would-you-have-kept-your-child-off-school-before-covid is a helpful tool to aid your decision to send your child to school if they have cold like symptoms.

At this challenging time, it is extremely important for you to know that COVID-19 is unlikely to make your child unwell, but they, like everyone else, might be infectious to others.

However, all the ‘normal’ illnesses that can make children severely unwell still remain and there is a major risk that parents may delay bringing their child to the attention of a healthcare professionals even if they are unwell because of concerns about COVID-19.GPs and hospitals are still providing the same safe care that they have always done for children. Information on COVID and caring for children can be found  here.,

For information about crying babies, click here.

If your child appears severely unwell and advice is not quickly available call 999 or take them to the Emergency Department at the hospital as you would in other times.

There is also an online book available which you can use to talk to the children about what is happening now and to explain the Coronavirus.