Message for Parents of Young Children

COVID-19 is unlikely to cause a serious illness in children, but please remember children can still become seriously unwell from other causes that are always around.

Please do not let concerns over COVID-19 stop you from contacting medical services. If you are not sure if your child needs to be seen, please either go to if your child is severely unwell call 999 or go to Emergency Department.

You might find this Traffic Light view helpful in assisting on when to ask for help.

If your child is unwell, please seek help. Remember that NHS 111, GP’s and hospitals are still providing the same safe care that they have always done.