I am a parent, guardian or carer of a child with COVID-19 – What do I need to know?

Having your child diagnosed with COVID-19 can be stressful for you and your family.

It is important to remember that, so far in Australia, there have not been many hospital admissions for children due to COVID-19 severity. Severe disease is rare.

Children can have similar symptoms to adults. Many children with COVID-19 will have no symptoms, or only mild symptoms similar to a cold.

If you are worried about your child at any stage, contact your usual healthcare provider for review as soon as possible. If they are showing severe symptoms, call 000.

Search the Healthdirect website for more on information on what to do if your child gets COVID-19

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