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 office on Theobalds Road in London is closed due to national restrictions; we have a full risk assessment in place for for when we can reopen safely. Staff continue to be available by email and phone.
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We look at key current evidence regarding COVID-19 in children and young people - this includes published and pre-print studies considered to be good quality or of high impact.
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Young people's experiencs of the pandemic have affected them in so many ways from mental health to education, health needs to informaton. Through the 'COVID-19 Book Club', we work with 16-25 year olds to reivew the evidence.

Browse or search all our resources on COVID-19. These include 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.

The NHS is still providing safe care - advice for families

It can be confusing to know what to do when you or your child is unwell, or experience mental health issues, during coronavirus. Our posters have advice to help you wherever you live in the UK.

There is one set for all parents and carers, which you can see below. And more for parents of young babies, and for young people. 

Our news related to COVID-19

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India and COVID-19 - RCPCH statement of solidarity

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health represents a large body of paediatric clinicians from and in India. As we see the devastating impact of a second pandemic wave across India, with infections passing 21 million and deaths conservatively estimated at 230,000, the College stands in soli...
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Message from the President - 7 May 2021

In his final blog as RCPCH President, Professor Russell Viner reflects on three years of progress in child health and what's still to come, and he welcomes his successor, Dr Camilla Kingdon.