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. 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. Attached is a comprehensive leaflet that we recommend which is useful at any time, along with a poster summarising the advice to parents during coronavirus.
We continue to prioritise routine childhood immunisations, from 8 weeks up to and including vaccines due at one year of age including first MMR and hepatitis B and BCG for at risk infants. Equally the newborn baby screening checks and post-natal review are continuing. Attached to this article is an FAQ document that hopefully answers any questions or concerns you may have.
As a Practice we have set aside time in the day where pregnant women and mothers with babies will be seen. Rest assured you will not encounter a waiting room full of people.
If you have an older child and you're worried about their mental health, see the article below about Kooth.