Can I still have skin-to-skin contact with my baby?

You can still have skin-to-skin contact with your baby, even if you have symptoms of coronavirus infection, but make sure you continue to wash your hands often, including before and after holding your baby. Skin to skin contact helps you and your baby feel close as well as supporting your baby’s health so keep cuddling your baby.

For further information on skin-to-skin contact and coronavirus visit the World Health Organisation.