Infant Journal
for neonatal and paediatric healthcare professionals

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retrieval; transport; transfer; parents; COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2;
Key points
  1. Where possible, parents should have the opportunity to accompany their baby during transfer.
  2. The ANTS team has recommenced the parents in transfer service on an individ-ualised basis where it is safe to do so.
  3. A series of recommendations to guide careful assessment of each case has been developed.
  4. These recommendations will minimise horizontal spread of SARS-CoV-2 during neonatal transfer.

Also published in Infant:

Minimising COVID-19 transmission risk during neonatal transport: a practical approach from ANTS
The Acute Neonatal Transfer Service of the East of England (ANTS) has been involved in the transfer of four suspected or confirmed neonatal SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) cases. Through this unique clinical experience and related educational activities, we have constructed additional practical recommendations aimed at minimising horizontal SARS-CoV-2 spread during neonatal transfer. Here we present these recommendations for consideration by neonatal transport teams and neonatal units managing neonatal COVID-19 transfers.