If the injury is NOT an emergency, remove the child from play and do not let them return to play that day. The child needs to be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. While the child is waiting to be taken to a doctor follow instructions in Step 3.
Do not leave the child alone and ensure they are with a responsible adult at all times. In addition to the Red Flags, watch for the following signs and symptoms and check off any that appear.
Failure to answer any of these questions correctly may suggest a concussion. Repeat periodically and tick response
The parent or guardian should take the child to a doctor for assessment as soon as possible. Ideally this should be done on the same day as the injury and may require taking the child to an Emergency Department if they are unable to access their own doctor.