Holiday health advice for parents

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PARENTS are being urged to be prepared in case their children become ill or injured over the school holidays.

NHS Hampshire is reminding parents to take basic precautions to ensure their youngsters have a healthy, happy break.

Dr Christine Jackson, NHS Hampshire’s deputy director of public health, said: ‘School holidays are a great opportunity for children to have fun, but it’s important to be aware of what to do if your child is injured.

‘Make sure that your first-aid kit is well-stocked with plasters and creams in case of cuts and grazes, and if your child has a mobile phone, ask them to store your contact number in case of emergencies.

‘Try to encourage activities that don’t involve undue risk and if your children are very young, keep them within your line of sight at all times.’

To find out where to take your child if they are ill, visit local-services/choose-well.