Information for parents, families and children about COVID-19

It is normal to be anxious during the COVID-19 pandemic and it is natural for children to pick up on our feelings and emotions. Children may need extra attention and reassurance, so it is important we let them know we’re looking after them and make ourselves available as much as possible.

This page provides a range of resources for parents, carers and children about COVID-19.

Information for younger children

Information for older children

Parent and carer information

Testing children for COVID-19

Children should be tested for coronavirus if as soon as symptoms appear, even if mild.

For more information on when you should take your child for testing and what happens next download the poster:

Mental health services and support for children

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is a free community-based mental health service provided through SA Health's Women's and Children's Health Network. CAMHS provide mental health services to infants, children, adolescents and perinatal women across South Australia.

Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline is a free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25 as well as parents.


Headspace helps young Australians between 12 to 25 years of age with mental health, physical health, and managing work and study.