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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford Children's Hospital

Coronavirus / COVID-19

If you have a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell, do not come to our hospitals. Follow the national advice.

Please find information on our services and visiting restrictions in our COVID-19 section.

Patients and visitors must wear a face covering in our hospitals.

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COVID-19 information

Medical and psychological support is still available during COVID-19.

We understand that this is a worrying time for both children and their carers, and would like to reassure patients that we continue to do everything we can to keep our patients, their families and our staff safe.

If you have any concerns about your child's health or wellbeing, you should seek the appropriate medical advice - care is available in our Emergency Departments.

If you're unsure about what to do, there is advice on common childhood illnesses at the link below:

Healthier Together website

You can also use NHS 111 online or see the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 'traffic light' poster.

Planned appointments / admissions

If your child had a pre-planned hospital admission, procedure or outpatient appointment scheduled it is likely this will have been postponed. You may have been offered a telephone or video call instead.

Visiting

Visiting to children's wards and intensive care units is limited to one parent/carer per patient. They may stay with the patient for the whole of their time in hospital - visiting hours are not limited.

Resources

We understand that children can be worried about COVID-19, and not fully understand what it means for them and their families. Below are some resources you may find useful.

For children

Videos on YouTube

Books / e-books

Other resources

Factsheet for children on COVID-19
Public Health England

BBC Newsround

For parents/carers

What parents need to know about COVID-19
Healthier Together / Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Emerging Minds

Mental health

Children and young people may feel anxiety and stress during this time.

Below are resources for people in Oxfordshire you may find useful.

Oxfordshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

24/7 helpline

Children and young people: 01865 904998

Adults: 01865 9041997