COVID-19 swabbing is a new CPG that has been reviewed by the CPG Committee. It will be considered for PIC endorsement on 27 August.
- Testing for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) involves an oropharyngeal and deep nasal swab
- Discomfort/distress may be experienced due to this procedure and preparation may minimise the impact for the child and their family
- Droplet and contact precautions should be maintained whilst performing the swab; the person performing the swab should use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)