Incorrect media reporting about children and transmission of COVID-19

A statement about media reports, citing RCPCH, on the transmission of COVID-19 by children.

A number of media reports, citing RCPCH, have incorrectly suggested that children cannot transmit COVID-19. This is not the RCPCH position, nor is it based on evidence.

Our own research and evidence summary explicitly states that the evidence about children in transmitting the virus remains unclear, in particular given the number of asymptomatic cases.