As the world deals with the Covid-19 pandemic, clinicians caring for newborn babies are all scrambling to come up with guidelines to handle babies who are at risk of or confirmed to have Covid-19 infection. We are also trying to personally stay healthy and avoid catching the infection.

By sharing our resources and ideas we can make more progress than working individually. This free repository of information is offered as a resource for you and your clinical team. Please share any useful documents you might have.

Please provide suggestions on what useful content to include here. To avoid information overload (a particular problem during the Covid-19 pandemic), only a small number of useful resources will be provided here.

This website will be updated periodically, so please check frequently for new material.

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” – From The Fellowship of the Ring, by Tolkien

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