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How to stay accident free

The best thing that anyone can do to help the NHS fight and beat coronavirus (COVID-19) is to keep up-to-date with the latest government guidance.

The NHS is still very much ‘open for business’, so if you or a member of your family does experience an emergency situation that isn’t related to coronavirus, your local A&E is still open and can help you. Calling 111 if you are unsure of where to go for treatment is also a great option as they will be able to point you in the right direction.

This graphic also provides information on what you should do and where you should go if your child falls unwell or gets injured. Click on the image below to view it in full size and download:

Advice for parents during coronavirus

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) state that more accidents happen in the home than anywhere else, so with more people spending more time at home, there’s lots of things you can do to help prevent the risk of an accident arising.

Below are some articles that can help you stay safe:

Home safety

Stay safe from choking – Find information and advice about how to keep your child safe from choking.

Looped cords

Stay safe from blind cords – Find advice on how to keep your child safe from the dangers of looped blind cords.

Accidental burns

Stay safe from burns and scolds – you will find advice on how to keep your child safe from the causes of burns and scolds in the home.

Button batteries

Stay safe from button batteries – Find out how to keep your child safe from the dangers button batteries pose

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Page last reviewed: 10-07-2020

Next review due: 10-07-2023