Kingsteignton Medical Practice

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Latest guidance on identifying COVID-19 in children

Children can get coronavirus (COVID-19), but they seem to get it less often than adults and it’s usually less serious.  The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • A high temperature
  • A new, continuous cough
  • A loss or change to sense of smell or taste

If a child has symptoms they should:

  • Stay at home (self-isolate) do not leave home or have visitors.  All members of the household and support bubble must also self-isolate.
  • Get a test to check if they have coronavirus as soon as possible.  All members of the household and support bubble must also get a test.

For children under 5 years old, NHS 111 online should be contacted in the first instance, or NHS 119 if the child’s parent or guardian are unable to access the internet.

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