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COVID-19 resources for families

COVID KIDS - support for kids and young people diagnosed with Covid-19

COVID KIDS - support for kids and young people diagnosed with Covid-19

Beginning 23 November 2021.

The Women’s and Children’s Health Network has introduced COVIDKIDS — a dedicated South Australian service for children and young people diagnosed with COVID-19. COVIDKIDS is by referral only and is not a drop-in clinic.

Most children with COVID-19 will only experience a mild illness or will have no symptoms at all and can safely remain at home without the need for medical support.

For those who need extra care, the COVIDKIDS service will provide expert advice and support from specialist Infectious Diseases team at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

This mainly virtual service will allow children and young people to remain in isolation and avoid the stress that can sometimes be associated with coming to hospital.

The COVIDKIDS team will also arrange a face-to-face consultation at a dedicated space at the WCH, which has an entrance separate to the main hospital to reduce the risk of further infections.

For regional and rural children, the COVIDKIDS team will support and coordinate care through the appropriate local health services.

COVIDKIDS - Women's and Children's Hospital

Children and face masks

Commonwealth and State Government information on Covid-19

Commonwealth and State Government information on Covid-19

Commonwealth Government

Australian Government Coronavirus Health Information Line: Phone 1800 020 080 anytime

Australian Government Department of Health - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Download the Australian Government Coronavirus app

State Government

Government of South Australia latest information and advice

COVID SAfe Check-In app

Financial support

Disability and Covid-19 information

Disability and Covid-19 information

Coronavirus (COVID-19), physical distancing and children with disability, autism and other conditions - Raising Children Network

COVID-19 vaccination – Videos – Auslan - Commonwealth Government

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and support - NDIS

Health and wellbeing - Disability Gateway

Facemasks - Talking to children with autism, learning disabilities or developmental delay

Your child may need developmentally appropriate information about face masks. Social stories or visual supports can be helpful. You could ask your child’s health or disability professional to help you develop something specific for your child.



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Last Updated:
02 Mar 2021
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01 Dec 2022
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