Being prepared for illness

It's normal for children to get mild illnesses. You can help your child stay well by being prepared, staying across seasonal health advice, and arranging on-time vaccinations. 

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Summer heat safety

Keeping you and your kids safe and cool over the summer. See our tips on:

  • hot kids in cars
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  • keeping cool
  • water safety.
Signs of serious illness in children

Seriously ill children can:

  •     become unwell quickly
  •     have difficulty breathing
  •     be pale in the face
  •     be blue around the lips
  •     be unusually inactive or sleepy
  •     have a rash that does not fade or go away when pressed
  •     have fits or convulsions.

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