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Shielding guidance for children and young people

Over the last few weeks, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has reviewed evidence and revised the advice on which children and young people should continue to shield.

The RCPCH has indicated that not all those children and young people who are previously advised to shield need to continue to do so. The majority of children with conditions including asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, and kidney disease do not need to continue to shield and can, for example, return to school as it reopens. This includes many children with conditions such as cerebral palsy and scoliosis, for whom the benefits of school – in terms of access to therapies and developmental support – far outweigh the risk of infection.

Read the full article from the RCPCH on their website.