The latest advice from our wonderful National Health Service.
Children can get coronavirus (COVID-19), but they seem to get it less often than adults and it’s usually less serious.
To ask for a TEST: https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test
What to do if your child has symptoms of coronavirus
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
Use the 111 online coronavirus service if your child is 5 or over. Call 111 if they’re under 5.
What to do if your child seems very unwell
Children and babies will still get illnesses that can make them very unwell quickly. It’s important to get medical help if you need it.
Urgent advice: Call 111 or your GP surgery if your child:
Launch of the NHS Test and Trace service
The new NHS Test and Trace service has launched and will form a central part of the government’s coronavirus recovery strategy.
Anyone who tests positive for coronavirus will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace and will need to share information about their recent interactions.
People identified as having been in close contact with someone who has a positive test must stay at home for 14 days, even if they do not have symptoms, to stop unknowingly spreading the virus.
Find out more
Guidance on the NHS Test and Trace service for employers, businesses and workers can be found here:
Public Health England has published guidance that explains what you should do if the NHS Test and Trace service notifies you that you are a contact of a person who has tested positive for coronavirus and you do not live with that person.
Public Health guidance