COVID-19

We continue to look at the risks and impacts of COVID-19 on our members, the wider child health workforce and children and young people.
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Our main office on Theobalds Road is currently closed, and staff are working remotely. When we can reopen, we have a COVID-19 risk assessment and a visitor screening questionnaire.
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Our regularly updated guidance is applicable to all paediatricians, and signposts to advice for specific settings, including community, neonatal and acute, and groups. It also links to further information developed by national bodies.
Our suite of resources cover paediatric services, staffing and rotas, education and training, research and surveillance and the impact of COVID-19 on health services. You'll also find insight from children and young people and information for families.

In our new listing, you can browse or search all our resources on COVID-19.

This includes guidance for paediatric services, staffing and rotas, advice for education and training, our research summaries and surveillance work. Plus insight from children and young people through our RCPCH &Us network and resources for families.

Advice for parents and carers

It can be confusing to know what to do when your baby or child is unwell during the coronavirus pandemic. Remember that the NHS is still providing safe care.

Our advice posters are tailored for each UK nation. We have one set for all parents/carers (below), and another for parents of young babies. 

Our news related to COVID-19

News

Message from the President - 6 November

Russell reflects on the importance of looking after ourselves and each other this winter. He highlights our position statement and meetings with senior NHS leaders on new surge guidance, along with our new and continually updated guidance on COVID-19. And, he thanks members and states next steps tow...