COVID-19 and Children

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 they well, remains the message.

However, all the normal illnesses that can make children severely unwell still remain and there is a 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 not sure if your child is unwell and whether they need to be seen, please visit, call 111 or contact your GP. For information about crying babies, please visit

If your child appears severely unwell and advice is not quickly available call 999 or take them to A&E as you would in other times.