Coronavirus (COVID-19) and children

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Publication date: 
16 July 2020
Last updated: 
20 July 2020
Publication type: 
Fact sheet
Intended audience: 
General public

This information sheet includes:

  • how common is COVID-19 in children?
  • how does COVID-19 affect children?
  • do children spread the virus?
  • what are the symptoms of COVID-19 in children?
  • what if my child is unwell?
  • what happens if my child tests positive?
  • do I need a medical certificate before my child can return
    to school?
  • what if my child has other medical conditions?
  • advice to schools
  • what is the inflammatory disease that can occur in children
    with COVID-19?