Online resources for prevention and control of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities

This page provides links to webpages containing guidance, guidelines, reports, strategies, action plans, training courses and/or research projects regarding COVID-19 in long-term care facilities. This is to aid healthcare professionals, scientists, administrators at long-term care facilities, and public health professionals for preparedness, and prevention and control of COVID-19 in these settings.

These documents were published by ECDC, EU/EEA and other countries, international and national agencies or have co-authors from such institutions. 

ECDC welcomes suggestions and further information on existing guidance. Comments can be provided to: arhai@ecdc.europa.eu.

Agencies

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 

EU/EEA countries 

Austria

The impact of COVID-19 on users and providers of Long-Term Care services in Austria (Schmidt AE, Leichsenring K, Staflinger H, Litwin C and Bauer A (LTCcovid.org, International Long-Term Care Policy Network, CPEC-LSE, 13 July 2020) 

Belgium

COVID-19 (coronavirus) – Guidelines for nursing homes approved and subsidized by COCOM (Iriscare, 2020)

France

Guidelines and recommendations regarding support from health facilities to facilities for dependent elderly people (The Ministry of Solidarity and Health, 2020)

CONSIGNES ET RECOMMANDATIONS CONCERNANT L’APPUI DES ÉTABLISSEMENTS DE SANTÉ AUX ÉTABLISSEMENTS HÉBERGEANT DES PERSONNES ÂGÉES DÉPENDANTES (Ministère des Solidarités et de la Santé, 2020)

Germany

Prevention and management of COVID-19 in old people's and care facilities and facilities for people with impairments and disabilities (Robert Koch Institute, 2021)

Prävention und Management von COVID-19 in Altenund Pflegeeinrichtungen und Einrichtungen für Menschen mit Beeinträchtigungen und Behinderungen (Robert Koch Institut, 2021)

Greece

Prevention and Control of COVID-19 in elderly care facilities (National Public Health Organization, 2020)

ΜΕΤΡΑ ΠΡΟΛΗΨΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΕΛΕΓΧΟΥ ΤΗΣ ΔΙΑΣΠΟΡΑΣ ΤΟΥ COVID 19 ΣΕ ΚΛΕΙΣΤΕΣ ΔΟΜΕΣ ΦΙΛΟΞΕΝΙΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΣΕ ΜΟΝΑΔΕΣ ΦΡΟΝΤΙΔΑΣ ΗΛΙΚΙΩΜΕΝΩΝ (Εθνικός Οργανισμός Δημόσιας Υγείας, 2020)

Ireland

Malta

The COVID-19 Long-Term Care situation in Malta and Gozo (Fenech MA, Vella M and Calleja N, 2020)

Norway

NIPH systematic and living map on COVID-19 evidence (Norwegian Institute of Public Health, 2020)

Advice for nursing homes during the covid-19 pandemic (Norwegian Institute of Public Health, 2020)

Råd til sykehjem under covid-19-pandemien (Folkehelseinstitutte, 2020)

Spain

Action guide for people with chronic health conditions and elderly people in a confined situation. Alarm status by COVID-19 (Government of Spain, 2020)

GUIA DE ACTUACIÓN PARA PERSONAS CON CONDICIONES DE SALUD CRÓNICAS Y PERSONAS MAYORES EN SITUACIÓN DE CONFINAMIENTO. Estado de alarma por COVID-19 (Gobierno De España, 2020)

Action guides and recommendations for older people, caregivers and family members, in the context of the health crisis caused by COVID-19 (Institute for the Elderly and Social Services, Spain, 2020)

Guías de actuación y recomendaciones para personas mayores, cuidadores y familiares, ante la crisis sanitaria provocada por el COVID-19 (Instituto de Mayores y Servicios Sociales, 2020)

Sweden

Prevent the spread of COVID-19 when visiting care homes for older people (Public Health Agency of Sweden, 2020)

Förebygg smittspridning av covid-19 vid besök på särskilda boenden för äldre (Folkhälsomyndigheten, 2020)

Countries outside the EU/EEA

Australia

Canada

United Kingdom