Most children fight off the infection by themselves and fever is a normal part of this.
If your child is miserable due to fever or aches and pains, you can give paracetamol to make them more comfortable. Follow the dosage instructions on the bottle. It is dangerous to give more than the recommended dose.
Cough and runny or stuffy nose by themselves are not serious.
Give your child regular fluids, and keep them at home and resting. Keep them away from others members of the household until they are well to stop spread, especially babies who are more vulnerable to certain cold viruses.
See your doctor if your child has flu-like symptoms and:
See your doctor URGENTLY if your child of any age:
Dial 111 for URGENT medical help if your child:
Your child needs a COVID-19 test if they: