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1. Do children have an increased risk of infection?
Currently, there is no evidence that children are more susceptible to new coronavirus infection. According to a recent study carried out in China, the majority of the confirmed cases of COVID-19 occurred in adults.

However, as with other respiratory diseases, some populations of children may be at greater risk of serious infection, such as children with underlying medical conditions.

Therefore, children too should follow the recommended prevention measures. In particular they should wash their hands frequently with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub and avoid contact with sick people.

2. What can parents do to protect their children from infection?
You may encourage your children to help stop the spread of COVID - 19 by teaching them the rules of hygiene and infection prevention:
  • wash hands often with soap and water or alcohol - based hand sanitizer
  • avoid contact with sick people (fever, cough, sneezing)
  • daily cleaning and disinfecting of frequently used surfaces in common areas of th e house (e.g. tables, chairs with hard backrest, door handles, light switches, remote controls, desks, bathrooms, sinks)
  • washing everyday objects, including washable soft toys, according to the manufacturer's instructions. Use the highest temperature all owed, and dry completely.
3. What can parents do to promote physical activity?
During this emergency phase, characterized by extended time to spend at home, it is particularly important to offer children some activities and movement games. Physical exercise, intended as a game of movement, has a priority role for health in the develo pmental age and, in addition to being fun, it helps to improve physical health conditions and promote psychological well - being, functional to achieving a healthy growth. At this time, movement games, more or less structured, to be played together at home, can therefore be very useful to deal with this particular situation with in a more relaxed way: such activities can in fact help children and young people to elaborate emotions and experiences that are sometimes difficult to express, as in playtime childr en have an opportunity to express their emotions, moods and experiences, both pleasant and unpleasant.

To promote physical activity parents may:

  • lead by example. If parents are active, children will be active too 
  • choose activities appropriate to age and development
  • set up safe places to play
  • avoid the use of televisions, tablets and mobile phones for children up to 4 years of age. Limit the use of devices for children and teenagers to certain hours of the day and to a maximum of 2 hours per day, in addition to the time required for the educational activity.