Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

This includes people of all ages – even if you do not have any symptoms or other health conditions.

Visit the following website if you have coronavirus symptoms:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Information for parents

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 so staying at home when well remains the message.

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 professional 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. If you are unsure if your child is unwell and whether they need to be seen, go to https://www.what0-18.nhs.uk/national, call 111 or contact your GP.

For information about crying babies, please visit http://iconcope.org/parentsadvice/. If your child appears severely unwell, and advice is not quickly available, call 999 or take them to Accident & Emergency as you would in other times.