New resources for parents during coronavirus

Over the last few months we have been working with local parents and Community and Maternity Champions to produce useful resources for parents during coronavirus.

We know that now, more than ever, parents need trustworthy and clear information. Please help us to share these resources widely. We have sent them to local GPs and have been sharing them on Twitter and on WhatsApp via our Practice Champions.

Please get in touch if you have any questions about the resources.

Advice for parents during coronavirus

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The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health produced this helpful poster. The poster has advice for parents and carers on what to do if a child is unwell or injured during coronavirus. On the back of the poster you will find helpful links and answers to the frequently asked questions we have heard from parents.

Updated 12 October 2020





Advice for parents on vision and hearing checks for five year olds

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Advice on signs to look out for at home if your child might have problems with their vision or hearing and where you can get help







How to access local emergency services during coronavirus

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Information on urgent and emergency services for children across Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster during coronavirus.

Updated 2 June 2020






Advice for parents on routine childhood vaccinations during coronavirus

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Answers to parents frequently asked questions about vaccinations during coronavirus. 

Updated 7 June 2020






Real dangers of missing routine childhood vaccinations 

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Answers to common concerns about vaccines and more information on the risks from some of the main diseases covered by routine vaccinations






Children's flu vaccine information

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Answering questions on the influenza vaccine for children 








Advice on when you need to keep your unwell child off school

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A flowchart to help parents to spot the symptoms of coronavirus and decide when to keep their child off school at the moment.

Update 9 Oct 2020





Parents coronavirus FAQ blog

We have been regularly updating our blog to answer the questions we have heard from patents. You will find lots of helpful links as well as information on local support.

Advice in other languages

Government advice on testing and treatment and what to do if you develop symptoms of coronavirus is also available in languages other than English on GOV.UK.

We have put together a list of other helpful translated healthcare resources from reliable sources. We'd love to hear your experience of using these resources, if there are other useful resources you use or if you are looking for other translations, please get in touch

Resources for parents made before Covid-19 

The booklet and checklist below were produced before Covid 19 but their advice is still relevant to parents today. There are two additional points for parents to remember at the moment:

  • If your child has any symptoms of coronavirus call 111
  • If your child has ‘amber’ symptoms and you can not get through to your GP or 111, call 999

How to help your unwell child 

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This booklet provides advice for parents and carers of children under five years old. You will find information on how to manage common childhood illnesses including coughs, fever and rashes.






Is it serious? Look, listen, touch, check 

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This checklist can help parents and carers of children under five years old know when their child needs urgent medical help.