Updated projections of COVID-19 in the EU/EEA and the UK
In May 2020, ECDC produced a set of short-term forecasts of the expected number of COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalised cases (subdivided into general hospital wards and intensive care units). Updated forecasts were published in September 2020. In this report we present slightly longer-term projections for each country, up until 25 December 2020.
Options for the use of rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 in the EU/EEA and the UK
This ECDC document is intended to facilitate further discussions between Member States with the aim of reaching agreement on the criteria to be used for the selection of rapid antigen tests, as well as scenarios and settings during which it is appropriate to use rapid antigen tests. This document is also intended to support clinical validations of rapid antigen tests.
Rapid Risk Assessment: Increase in fatal cases of COVID-19 among long-term care facility residents in the EU/EEA and the UK
This risk assessment details the latest epidemiological data in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) and the United Kingdom (UK) with a focus on older age groups and national reports of outbreaks among residents of LTCFs. All EU/EEA countries and the UK have experienced outbreaks among LTCF residents since August 2020.
Contact tracing: public health management of persons, including healthcare workers, who have had contact with COVID-19 cases in the European Union – third update
This document aims to help public health authorities in EU/EEA countries and the UK in their tracing and
management of persons, including healthcare workers, who have had contact with COVID-19 cases.
Rapid Risk Assessment: Detection of new SARS-CoV-2 variants related to mink
This assessment considers the risk to human health posed by SARS-CoV-2 mink related variants. It is based on information available to ECDC at the time of publication and, unless otherwise stated, the assessment of risk refers to the risk that existed at the time of writing.
Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems in the context of COVID-19: first update
The scope of this document is to provide guidance on ventilation of indoor spaces in the context of COVID-19.
Key aspects regarding the introduction and prioritisation of COVID-19 vaccination in the EU/EEA and the UK
This document provides an overview of the key aspects related to the initial phases following the introduction of one or more COVID-19 vaccines in the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) and the United Kingdom (UK). The aim is to support but not define EU policy on COVID-19 vaccination.
Rapid Risk Assessment: Increased transmission of COVID-19 in the EU/EEA and the UK – thirteenth update
In this update, we assess the risk for the general population and vulnerable individuals in relation to the increase in COVID-19 notification rates in the EU/EEA and the UK.
Guidance for discharge and ending of isolation of people with COVID-19
This document provides guidance for planning the discharge and ending of isolation of COVID-19 patients.
Infection prevention and control and preparedness for COVID-19 in healthcare settings - fifth 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.