Condition specific COVID-19 guidance

Many of our children and young people receive treatment and support from our many specialist teams. These teams link more widely to national networks who publish guidance for both patients and families.

This page has been designed to collate current COVID-19 related guidance so that we can easily share it with you. Please note that guidance was correct at the time of publishing, but given the nature of the current challenges, advice is continually being updated.

Conditions and guidance

Condition or treatment type

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Cancer treatment

Children’s Cancer and Leaukaemia Group

https://www.cclg.org.uk/Coronavirus-advice (updated 22 May)

Specific guidance for patients on chemotherapy can be found at: www.cclg.org

 

Cardiac

British Congenital Cardiac Association

http://www.bcca-uk.org/documents/my_files/4Z3_COVID_BCCA_Vulnerable_groups_FINAL-18_March_2020.pdf

Advice from our Cardiac Services

Cardiac guidance for our patients on Coronavirus [pdf] 288KB

 

Cystic Fibrosis

Advice from our Cystic Fibrosis team - click the box at the top of the page to read the guidance
Diabetes

Guidance from Diabetes UK

Ear, Nose and Throat Guidance from our ENT team is available on their web page
Gastroenterology / Hepatology

BASL / BLTG guidance to patients with a liver transplant and chronic liver disease -  Download BASL BLTG Coronavirus COVID-19 Guidance to patients with a liver transplant.pdf

General

General advice from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Advice on keeping kids safe from the British Society of Children's Orthopaedic Surgery (video link)

A short book explaining coronavirus to children (illustrated by Axel Sheffler)

Social distancing explained for children by Julia Donaldson and Axel Sheffler

Kidney / Renal

General information on renal: https://renal.org/covid-19/

Paediatric specific information is also available at: https://renal.org/covid-19/paediatric-useful-information-resources/

Maternity

Guidance from our Maternity team

We understand that you will be worried about the impact of coronavirus on your pregnancy and your baby; that’s natural. To try and help we’ve pulled together information about coronavirus, your pregnancy care and changes we have made to maternity services during the coronavirus outbreak in to a leaflet – Coronavirus and your pregnancy[pdf] 3MBThis leaflet is also available in ArabicBengaliUrdu and Somalian.

The below leaflets are provided by NHS England:

Metabolic disorders

 Advice for children with Inherited Metabolic Disorders from BIMDG: http://www.bimdg.org.uk/site/news.asp

Rheumatology

Advice for children and young people with rheumatological conditions from the British Society for Rheumatology
Rare Diseases Advice for children and young people with rare diseases from Wellchild, which includes a 10-point plan for families.