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.