COVID-19 and Children: Going back to School

Key Information


14th May 2020







Insight and Discussion

Is it safe for children to go back to school? Are children carriers of COVID-19? What’s an underlying health condition? Can they hug me or their grandparents? Returning to school is a big step and you may have a lot of questions you would like to speak to someone about.

Join us for a 60-minute conversation with two leading paediatricians, and find out about the latest research on the health impact of COVID-19 on children.

Practical strategies on how to keep children safe from COVID-19 at school, at home and in the community is shared, including how to best manage interactions with grandparents.

Featured Panellists:

  • Dr Vanaja Sabesan, Paediatrician and Director of  Paediatric Education at Townsville University Hospital, and Adjunct Senior Lecturer, College of Medicine & Dentistry, James Cook University.
  • Dr Andrew White, Paediatrician and Adjunct Associate Professor, College of Medicine & Dentistry, James Cook University.