When and where to seek help

It can be difficult to tell when a baby or toddler is seriously ill particularly as a new parent. The main thing is to trust your instinct if you believe your child is unwell.

What to do if your child is ill during Covid-19

Below are two helpful guides to help parents/carers decide where to seek help during Covid-19.

Guide of what to do for babies less than three months old

Guide on Covid-19 and childhood illnesses and injuries

Serious illness

Knowing the signs of a serious illness and who to contact is really important.

Out of hours

There are other ways of finding support from health professionals for your child which include out of hours services on an evening and weekend and when your GP practice is unavailable. You can also call 111.


You can always discuss minor ailments with your local pharmacist.