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 even when well remains the message from the Government.
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. If you are not sure if your child is unwell and whether they need to be seen, please visit Popular Topics: Coronavirus or visit/call 111 or contact your GP.
For information about crying babies, please visit iconcope.org/parentsadvice. 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.
If you need our help, please remember to call or visit our website and ASK A CLINICIAN. If it is out of hours go to the 111 website/ring 111 or 999 if its an emergency.
The Team at Mickleover Medical Centre.