COVID-19 help and support

COVID-19 help and support

COVID

Face coverings – Public Health England has been made aware that face coverings for babies and very young children are available for sale in England. Guidance is clear that children under the age of three years should not wear face coverings or masks, these masks should not be used as they are potentially dangerous and can cause choking and suffocation. Click here for further information.

If your child is ill during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic it is important to access help as soon as possible, including at A&E – find out how, when and where to get help here.

For more routine enquiries and contact numbers for telephone appointments, as well as useful, reliable, guidance and support during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak; and advice on how you and your family can stay healthy, active and safe, please scroll down.

Changes to services

To help us to continue to protect individuals in our care, our staff and our wider communities, and to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), clinics, services and appointments are being provided differently.

Use the contact numbers below to contact us and click through on the relevant location for the latest information on health visiting, school nursing and other services in your area:

Bradford 

  • Health visiting 01274 221223
  • School nursing and special educational needs school nursing (Bradford & Keighley) 01274 221203
  • Children who are looked after, young people leaving care and the youth offending team 01274 221002
  • School Immunisation and vaccination team 01274 221203

Wakefield

  • Health visiting 01924 310130
  • School nursing 01924 310130
  • School Immunisation and vaccination team 01924 310133

Useful, reliable, advice and guidance about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

NHS Guidance

The NHS has produced guidance for everyone about Coronavirus (COVID-19). Stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives. Remember, if you go out you can spread it. Anyone can get it, anyone can spread it. Sadly, people will die.

Coronavirus information for parents of newborn babies – how to reduce the risk and what to do if you think your baby may have Coronavirus.

Explaining to children about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

There have been big changes in our lives because of coronavirus, so the Children’s Commissioner has created a children’s guide to coronavirus to help explain the situation. This colourful guide answers children’s questions, explains how to stay safe and how to make the best of time at home. Download the Children’s guide here.

Helpful advice on staying healthy, active and safe

During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak,  expectant families and those with babies or young children may need additional support to stay healthy, active and safe.

Public Health Bradford has produced a series of guides to use whilst you are socially distancing yourselves. The guides direct you to further support if you need it.

Happy, healthy pregnancy – reassurance that you will continue to get care that is safe, respectful and compassionate

Help to cope with a crying baby – what’s normal, how to help, advice if the crying won’t stop, and what not to do

Perinatal and Infant Mental Health – simple ways to lower your stress levels

If your child is unwell during the coronavirus pandemic – how, when and where to get advice and help

Infant feeding during the Coronavirus (COVID_19) outbreak – and what do do if you need help

Spending time at home with 0-2-year-olds – positive experiences for children and support networks for parents

Living well at home with school age children – routine, exercise, fresh air, fun, stress and support

Getting outside whilst social distancing – where to go and what to do

Activities for children aged 0-5 years – how to keep your kids entertained

Activities for school age children – routines, exercise and dealing with stress

Eating well, even on a budget – simple ways to ensure your family eats healthily

Smoking and COVID-19 – the risks, help to kick the habit and the importance of a smoke free home

Support for families with no English – how and where to get COVID-19 help and guidance

How to stay safe at home in a large family – reducing the risk for elders and people at high risk