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.

Our office in London is currently closed

We plan to reopen at end of September, and staff continue to be available by email and phone.

Our recommendations on the management of children with bronchiolitis in hospital settings during COVID-19 are for clinicians to support planning in partnership with local infection prevention control teams.
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The prolonged nature of this pandemic threatens training progression. We offer guidance for Educational Supervisors and ARCP panels on assessing trainees this year, noting the General Medical Council's extension to last year's derogations.
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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 information. Through our COVID-19 Book Club, we work with 16-25 year olds to review 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...