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The latest information on symptoms of Coronovirus infection can be found here.
The Chief Medical Officer has announced that the country is moving into the ‘Delay’ stage of the response to coronavirus from Friday 13th March 2020.
The new advice issued by the Chief Medical Officer is as follows:
However, if you feel you or your child are too unwell to stay at home or may have another condition (particularly if under six months of age), you may still need to seek help. Please see here for information about young children with a high temperature.
NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do. Only call NHS 111 if you cannot get help online.
Stay at home advice can be found here.
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home. Most children with fever and cough do not require testing. Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict guidelines. Only children who have to stay in hospital with symptoms that may be coronavirus are being tested for the illness. This is to ensure that children are cared for in the most suitable environment to protect themselves and others.
You should not attend the hospital for an appointment if you or your child has coronavirus or has coronavirus symptoms. Please telephone in advance so that we can make alternative arrangements and know that you will not be coming.
Alder Hey is a centre for treating children and young people with coronavirus and there will at times be patients with this illness being cared for in our specialist facilities. As one of a small number of centres in England that treat people with very infectious diseases, our experienced team are well prepared for this. You may see members of our staff wearing protective equipment to keep themselves and our patients safe.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
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