Paediatrics and COVID-19 resources 

COVID-19 has been identified as a key issue for health care. The Australian Government has adopted a whole of government emergency response which provides a framework for preparing for, responding to and managing COVID-19 in Australia.

There is limited research and information on COVID-19 and paediatric palliative care. The following information has been developed based on emerging information and evidence around the clinical presentation and management of children with COVID-19.

Variations in guidance between countries, states and health networks may occur. Please refer to local guidance where available and consider non-pharmacological and pharmacological approaches as appropriate.

Getting more information

Visit the National Palliative Care projects including:

Advance Care Planning Australia NSW Paediatric PC Program QuoCCA

Some medications listed in these guides are not available or are administered differently in Australia. See the CareSearchgp App for Australian guidance regarding medicines and dosing.

Getting more information

You can call the National Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Information Line on 1800 020 080. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.

There is also a phone number of each state or territory public health agency. To find out about local restictions put in place as part of the response to COVID-19 visit the Health Direct Restriction Checker.

Visit the following websites:

Last updated 19 August 2021