COVID-19 Children’s Q&A

These are uncertain times for us all, whatever your age. In this very special blog site only edition of the podcast I chat with my boys Archie (14), Jasper (12) and Rufus (8) to answer some of their corona related questions.

This podcast was recorded on 22nd March, so please make sure you are up to date with any new recommendations that may have come out since then.

Take care, stay safe and wash your hands!

All best,

Iain (Archie, Jasper and Rufus)

Cite this article as: Iain Beardsell, "COVID-19 Children’s Q&A," in St.Emlyn's, March 26, 2020,

Posted by Iain Beardsell

Dr Iain Beardsell. MBChB (Birm), DipIMC (RCS Ed), FRCEM is section lead for podcasts and Lesson Plans. Editorial Board Member St Emlyn’s blog and podcast. He is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at University Hospital Southampton and a Consultant in Pre Hospital Emergency Medicine. Iain qualified in 1998 and over the past 20 years has trained and practiced medicine in major teaching hospitals both in the UK and overseas. He has been a consultant at University Hospital Southampton for the past thirteen years, including a three year term as the unit’s Clinical Director. UHS is the main Major Trauma Centre for the South Coast region of England as well as the eighth largest hospital in the UK. Iain is also a highly regarded advisor to television medical dramas, including Casualty and Good Karma Hospital. An acclaimed speaker, Iain has spoken at international conferences in Australia, Ireland, Austria and Germany as well as across the UK. You will find him on twitter as @docib

  1. Fantastic resources as ever from St.Emlyns and wider Virchester 👌


  2. Christina / EMedTox March 29, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    This was great; thank you! Shrared with friends.


  3. Shiela Pantrini CED ACP March 31, 2020 at 10:13 am

    Great way to start the conversation with your own children – big thanks to Ian, Archie, Jasper and Rufus!


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