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.

The College is open

Our London office is open Monday through Thursday. Staff work in our building or from home, and are available by email or phone each weekday.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation and Chief Medical Officers advised on how the COVID vaccination programme may be applied to children and young people. In our regularly updated FAQs, we summarise the advice and link to information for young people, families and health professionals.
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Our guidance, produced with BPAIIG, outlines key practices of good care, the pathology of COVID-19, clinical and laboratory features in children, investigations, treatments and discharge.
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Young people are experiencing the pandemic in so many ways, from mental health to education, from health services to vaccines... In 2020 and 2021, young people aged 16-25 formed the COVID-19 Book Club to review the evidence, and give their insights.

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.

Our news related to COVID-19

President's blog

Improving the working lives of paediatricians - President's blog

Feeling valued and a sense of belonging is critical to good workplace culture, which is why our EDI work is so important. Camilla reflects on the collaboration and energy of our working group, alongside a range of College activity.
President's blog

Standing in solidarity - President's blog

Amidst the horror and tragedy, Camilla updates on what we can all do to make a difference. She also reflects on the Cass Review, NHS Reforms, International Women's Day and the St David’s Day Conference.

Advice for families on getting medical help

Our posters for families explain when and how to get medical help for your child, or for your young baby - or for yourself as a young person. They are specific to each nations, and display for England, Scotland, Wales (in English and Welsh) and Northern Ireland. The posters for Scotland and Wales were updated in December 2021.