New advice published for parents on Covid 19 and childhood illness

New advice for parents has been issued from Barts Heath NHS Trust and East London Health and care partnership.
Childhood illness advice

There are concerns in the healthcare sector that parents are not getting in touch for non-COVID-19-related illnesses or injuries for a range of reasons, including fear of having to visit hospital and not wanting to burden the NHS.

Our local NHS Trust has developed advice to help parents decide whether they should use NHS 111/ call their GP/ visit A&E/ call 999 if their child is ill or injured.

Coronavirus restrictions remain in place across the country.

In England:

  • Only socialise indoors with people you live with or who are in your support bubble
  • Up to 6 people or 2 households can meet outside
  • Work from home if you can and minimise travel
  • If you have symptoms get a test and stay at home

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