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Coronavirus Advice – We have lots of parents asking for advice when their child is unwell so please find below the advice from the NHS.

 

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) get a test as soon as possible.  Stay at home until you get the result.

 

Main symptoms – The main symptoms of coronavirus are: -

 

  • A high temperature – this means that you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means that you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.

 

Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.

 

What to do if you have symptoms – If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:-

 

  1. Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible
  2. Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.

 

Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get your result.

 

Get a test to check if you have coronavirus (link: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/)

 

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

 

  • You’re worried about your symptoms
  • You’re not sure what to do.

 

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service (Link: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/)

 

Call 111 if you cannot get help online.  Do not go to places like a GP surgery, hospital or pharmacy.

 

Babies and children – Call 111 if you’re worried about a baby or child under 5.

 

If your child seems very unwell, is getting worse or you think there’s something seriously wrong, call 999.

 

Do not delay getting help if you’re worried.  Trust your instincts.

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