Infection prevention and control and preparedness for COVID-19 in healthcare settings - fourth update
This document aims to provide guidance to EU/EEA healthcare facilities and healthcare providers on infection prevention and control (IPC) measures for the management of suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection in healthcare settings, including long-term care facilities. It also offers guidance on the management of specimens at laboratories in the EU/EEA.
Conducting in-action and after-action reviews of the public health response to COVID-19
This document aims to support the implementation of after-action reviews (AARs) and in-action reviews (IARs) focused on the public health response to COVID-19.
Guidance for health system contingency planning during widespread transmission of SARS-CoV-2 with high impact on healthcare services
This document aims to support public health preparedness planning and response activities when advising healthcare services on approaches on how to increase capacity for managing COVID-19 cases in the context of widespread sustained SARS-CoV-2 transmission in a particular community.
Novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) - Discharge criteria for confirmed COVID-19 cases
This document suggests criteria to be considered when deciding whether a confirmed COVID-19 case can be safely (i.e. without being infectious) discharged from hospital or released from home isolation.
Checklist for hospitals preparing for the reception and care of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) patients
This document supports the public health preparedness planning for hospitals with regard to novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
This checklist is based on the current knowledge of the COVID-19 outbreak and the evidence available.
ECDC will update this checklist should new relevant information become available.
Guidelines for the use of non-pharmaceutical measures to delay and mitigate the impact of 2019-nCoV
This document provides guidance on the application of non-pharmaceutical countermeasures to minimise the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the population. Some of the measures proposed refer specifically to certain phases of the epidemic (containment or mitigation phases), and can be adapted depending on the assessed severity/impact of the infection. Other measures are valid for all phases of an epidemic.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) needs in healthcare settings for the care of patients with suspected or confirmed novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
The aim of this document is to support public health preparedness planning with regard to personal protective equipment (PPE) needs in healthcare settings where patients suspected or confirmed to have been infected with the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV are being treated.
European Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Planning: A Review of National Plans, July 2016
Droogers, M., Ciotti, M., Kreidl, P., Melidou, A., Penttinen, P., Sellwood, C., Tsolova, S., Snacken, R.
Preparedness and response against diseases with epidemic potential in the European Union: A qualitative case study of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and poliomyelitis in five member states
Kinsman, J., Angrén, J., Elgh, F., Furberg, M., Mosquera, P.A., Otero-García, L., Snacken, R., Derrough, T., Carrillo Santisteve, P., Ciotti, M., Tsolova, S.