This guidance outlines key principles for the medical management of children admitted to hospital with COVID-19 (caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus).

The guidance is based on literature review of published and unpublished data, expert  opinion from teams at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, and national/international guidelines.

It incorporates recommendations from the RCPCH. A list of relevant papers updated twice- weekly is shown in Appendix 1.

The internal validity of the observational studies is generally  low, and the results may not be directly generalisable to children in the UK, but there are
common themes.

This guideline will evolve as we learn more about this infection. The most  up-to-date document will be hosted on the Alder Hey website.