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 are 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, click herecall 111 or contact your GP. 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 A&E as you would in other times.


When your child is ill or injured it is very difficult to decide if/when to call your child’s GP, NHS 111 or go the Accident and Emergency Department (A&E). During the current situation and while the government is asking everyone to stay at home, it can be confusing to know what to do. Click here for some guidance.

Published: Apr 8, 2020