We are now in alert level 2 for Covid-19 which means a return to school. This can be a worrying time after being securely at home in our bubbles to avoid contact with others. The following advice is adapted from ANZHCOG and the NZ Paediatric Society.
Is it safe for our children to return to school while everything else is still closed? Surely, we should keep our children at home, they are the most vulnerable.
These are the questions that seem to be cropping up, so I went in search of some evidence around closing schools during a pandemic.
Covid-19 does infect children, the disease is milder, we can protect our children by staying at home within our bubble, and frequently washing our hands.
It is a difficult time for all of us to adjust, however it is more of a challenge for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
We are in lock-down, it is okay to take time to adjust to the new reality. It is only temporary, but very necessary to save lives.
With Covid-19 around, now is the time to maximise the management of your child's asthma. Prevention is by avoiding infection with good hand washing and physical distancing.
In the midst of Covid-19 some links to good resources for parents and children.
What is the difference between tics and Tourette syndrome?
Constipation, why is it so hard? All puns intended.