Updated CPG: COVID-19

The COVID-19 CPG has been updated by the CPG Committee.

The Key points for the CPG are

  1. Children are less severely affected by COVID-19 than adults, including those infected with newer variants such as the Delta strain
  2. Appropriate respiratory support should be provided for any child with suspected or confirmed COVID-19
  3. For children requiring high-flow oxygen or nebulised therapy, airborne precautions must be maintained and management must occur in the highest level of isolation available
  4. COVID-19 may be an incidental finding in a child who presents with a different illness. Assessment and treatment should prioritise the child’s presenting clinical syndrome


The CPG includes new sections regarding immunisation and PIMS-TS and a link to Victorian pathways for COVID-19 positive children


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