• How can I protect my child when they go out for exercise or to school?
    In addition to wearing a mask for children two years and over: Remind your children to physically distance by keeping about 1-2 metres away from other people, including their friends. Do not use playground equipment or other things strangers may have touched. Hand sanitise frequently and wash your childrens’ hands when they return home. Teach your children: how to safely […]
  • What if my child is in contact with someone with COVID-19?
    It depends on if they are a “close contact” or not. A “close contact” is someone who was less than 1m from your child for more than 15 minutes and either one or both people were not wearing a mask. Home contact:  will be a close contact, so your child needs to stay home for […]
  • How can I prevent my child passing on COVID-19 at home?
     If there is someone at home older than 65 or who has obesity or an illness like diabetes, high blood pressure, or a lung disease. All children over two need to wear a mask and always maintain a safe distance (2 metres) from the person at risk. The person at risk needs to use their […]
  • How will I know if my child has COVID-19?
    Your child might have COVID-19 If they have any of these symptoms: cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, loss of sense of smell or taste with or without fever, weakness, sore muscles or diarrhoea.  A child might also have the COVID-19 infection and be well, without any symptoms. A well person who has been in […]