RSV is a common virus causing colds and coughs but can be more severe in some children. Cases are higher than usual as COVID-19 restrictions have eased and children mix more. Find out more about the symptoms and what to do if you’re concerned here: https://bit.ly/3wPHiPb
Good hygiene can reduce the spread of these infections: carry tissues to catch coughs or sneezes and wash your hands with soap and warm water.
If your child is breathless, has a persistent high temperature or isn’t feeding properly, contact NHS 111 or your GP immediately as it could be a sign of severe respiratory illness.
Most cases of respiratory illness in children aren’t serious and clear up within 2-3 weeks, but the symptoms can be worrying. For some infants & babies, like those born prematurely or with a heart condition, it can be more severe. If concerned call NHS 111 or your GP.