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When to seek medical help for your child - information for parents during the coronavirus

Whilst coronavirus is infectious to children it is rarely serious. If your child is unwell it is likely to be a non-coronavirus illness, rather than coronavirus itself. 

Whilst it is extremely important to follow Government advice to stay at home during this period, it can be confusing to know what to do when your child is unwell or injured. Remember that NHS 111, GPs and hospitals are still providing the same safe care that they have always done. 

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health have produced a poster for parents.  A copy can be found in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent's April 2020 Child Death Prevention newsletter which is available in our download section.