Advice for children and parents during the coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus (COVID-19) can affect children as well as adults.

Around the world, very few cases of coronavirus have been reported in children. Children can sometimes get the virus. But they seem to get a milder infection than adults or older people do.

Children may also play a big role in spreading the virus. That’s why they should stay away from at-risk groups, such as people over the age of 60. This is because older people, or people in at risk groups, might have a harder time fighting the virus.

Coronavirus is a new virus. We are still learning about it.

Protecting your child

The most important things you can do to protect your child are:

Watch how your child should wash their hands

To find out more please visit the HSE’s dedicated page below.