COVID-19 - guidance for paediatric services, RCPCH (modified 18th June 2020)

This guidance has been prepared to provide health professionals working in paediatrics and child health with advice around the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. Guidance on this page is applicable to all paediatricians, with advice signposted information for settings specific guidance (community, neonatal and acute). It also links to further information developed by national bodies. Updates in this version (published 12 June): Full list of paediatric specialty groups involved in updating'shielding'guidance updated Updates in version published 20 May: Tonsillar examination: clinical recommendations on use of PPE updated.
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