Considerations relating to social distancing measures in response to COVID-19 – second update
This document aims to support public health preparedness planning and response activities based upon social distancing measures aimed at minimising the spread of COVID-19. Available in 26 languages.
Infection prevention and control and surveillance for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in prisons in EU/EEA countries and the UK
This document provides principles of surveillance, infection prevention and control (IPC) and management of COVID-19 infection in prisons in European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries and the United Kingdom (UK).
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.
Guidance for wearing and removing personal protective equipment in healthcare settings for the care of patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19
This document provides support to healthcare workers when managing suspected or confirmed cases of novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Available in 26 languages.
Options for the decontamination and reuse of respirators in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic
This document provides an overview of the evidence on the available methods for decontaminating respirators or filtering face pieces (FFP), in the event of shortages, used in healthcare settings providing care to possible, probable or confirmed COVID-19 patients.
Considerations relating to passenger locator data, entry and exit screening and health declarations in the context of COVID-19 in the EU/EEA and the UK
The scope of this document is to provide ECDC’s views on the passenger locator data required and the appropriate use of entry and exit screening procedures at points of entry (PoE), including health declaration forms, in the context of COVID-19 in the EU/EEA and the United Kingdom (UK).
Projected baselines of COVID-19 in the EU/EEA and the UK for assessing the impact of de-escalation of measures
This report aims to provide a short-term 30-day forecast of the expected number of COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalised cases (including general hospital ward and intensive care unit) under a set of assumptions.
Cloth masks and mask sterilisation as options in case of shortage of surgical masks and respirators
This document aims to provide advice on the use of cloth face masks and sterilisation of respirators and surgical masks as an alternative in healthcare settings with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases if there is a shortage of specialised surgical masks and respirators.
Contact tracing: Public health management of persons, including healthcare workers, having had contact with COVID-19 cases in the European Union - second update
This document aims to help EU/EEA public health authorities in the tracing and management of persons, including healthcare workers, who had contact with COVID-19 cases. Available in 26 languages.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and supply of substances of human origin in the EU/EEA - First update
This first update of the original document is prompted by the recent scientific developments and evolution of the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and the need to include types of substances of human origin (SoHO) that were not addressed in the first version (e.g. reproductive and some non-reproductive tissues and cells).