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Parent Tips For COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Schools

Covid-19 continues to spread across the world and proper action by communities remains crucial to reduce its impact and protect the vulnerable including children. As schools in different parts of the country consider reopening, the protection of children is extremely important to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Child specialists in Gurgaon can help you with information on how to protect your child and get them the necessary help if they are potentially exposed to the virus.  Parents have a special role to play in preventing the spread of COVID-19 in schools. Here are a few tips to keep your child protected and help prevent the spread of the virus in schools. 

Stay Informed 

Be aware of the basic info about the disease including its symptoms, complications, and how it can be prevented (To read more about the disease, click here) Also, stay up to date with the latest news about the outbreak in your immediate community, state, and country. You may also coordinate with your child’s school and support them with their safety efforts such as through remote parent-teacher committees. 

Teach Your Child Personal Hygiene Habits

Educate your child on personal hygiene habits. These include regularly washing their hands for at least 20 seconds with running water and applying a sufficient amount of soap. Also teach them to dry off their hands with single-use towels or a hand dryer. Teach them to wash their hands each time before or after eating, and after sneezing, coughing, or after using the washroom. Model these habits in front of your child and tell them the reasons behind each habit. Prepare them for the possible infections they could catch  at school by touching surfaces like the school desk, the stationary, doors, windows and other surfaces. Equip them with sanitisers and paper soap and towels to maintain their personal hygiene. 

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Be on the Lookout for Covid-19 Symptoms 

Seek medical advice from your local pediatrician or consult a doctor online in case your child shows any COVID-related symptoms such as cough, fever, or shortness of breath. You should know that all these symptoms are similar to those of the flu or common cold. Keep your child away from school and inform the school authorities about your child’s absence and symptoms. You may also request home assignments so that your kid may continue learning from home. Child specialists in Gurgaon or Delhi can help you with all the information you need through online consultation. 

Help Them Deal with Stress and Anxiety

Children, like everyone else, respond differently to stress and anxiety. These responses may include bed-wetting, having difficulty sleeping, being extra clingy or angry, and anxiousness. Support your child in such situations and comfort them by reassuring their safety. Explain to them what’s going on, and guide them on how they could contribute to protecting themselves and others from infection. 

Wrap Up

If you need to consult a neonatologist in Delhi or Gurgaon, Meddo gives you unmatched convenience by allowing you to tele-consult a doctor in Gurgaon and Delhi. To learn more about online child specialist consultation, call 8752005200, or simply email us at contact@meddo.in