News Article
BSPED statement on Glucocorticoid replacement and COVID-19 infections
24 Mar 2020

Children and young people who have hormone problems and in particular who are taking steroids (hydrocortisone, prednisolone, dexamethasone) because their adrenal glands do not work properly (steroid replacement therapy) are at no more risk of catching COVID-19 than other children.

However, it is very important that all medicines are given regularly and at the doses recommended by your doctor. Make sure you have got enough medicine at home, without stockpiling, and that you follow sick day rules if you /your child becomes unwell.

Further information is available at:

NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ 

RCPCH: https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/covid-19-resources-general-public