If you want some advice about your child, please follow the advice on the right hand side. Children often get the common viruses, especially during the winter months. The chesty viruses cause coughs and colds and the tummy viruses cause diarrhoea and vomiting. Most of these minor viruses settle within a week or so.
The problem is that some of these symptoms can also be the result of COVID-19. That’s why this flowchart has been developed: to help you decide what needs doing and when to worry.
The good news is that most children do okay even with COVID-19. So if your child looks rather well, eating and drinking well, playful, passing urine and breathing okay, then they should recover well over 7-10 days.
HOWEVER: if your child looks worryingly ill, not eating or drinking, not passing urine or is not breathing well, please call 111 or the GP for advice urgently.