The COVID-19 CPG has been updated by the CPG Committee.
The Key points for the CPG are
- Children are less severely affected by COVID-19 than adults, including those infected with newer variants such as the Delta strain
- Appropriate respiratory support should be provided for any child with suspected or confirmed COVID-19
- 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
- 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