The Public Health Agency of Sweden
Updated 25 March 2020

COVID-19 and children

COVID-19 and children

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    A child with new symptoms of a respiratory infection such as a runny nose, sore throat, fever, cough or feeling generally unwell, needs to stay home until their condition has improved. If the child has had a fever, they must have been fever-free for at least 24 hours before returning to preschool. The child can return to preschool and other activities, even if they still have some respiratory symptoms. As their parent or guardian, you determine when your child can return to preschool.

    • Follow these guidelines each time new symptoms appear.
    • Contact your regular healthcare centre or 1177 if you need medical advice.
    • Other procedures may apply in conjunction with contact tracing.

    Updated: 11/30/2021 11:43:42 AM

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    Symptoms of COVID-19 are generally milder in children compared with adults and children are less likely to become seriously ill.

    Read more: COVID-19 in children and young people – a knowledge compilation (version 4) (in Swedish)

    Updated: 9/17/2021 3:44:34 PM

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    In times of insecurity and unrest, children can be affected in different ways. They may worry about their own or their family members’ health, death, parents losing their jobs, financial problems for their family, or that they will not be allowed to go to school. As an adult, is it important to listen and provide support if children want to talk about what is happening in society.

    The WHO provides guidance on how to support children in matters related to COVID-19. 

    Updated: 9/17/2021 3:45:48 PM

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