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.
Infographic: Use of gloves in healthcare and non-healthcare settings in the context of COVID-19
ECDC guidance for healthcare settings and the public on using gloves as a preventive measure during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Use of gloves in healthcare and non-healthcare settings in the context of the COVID 19 pandemic
This document aims to provide scientific evidence and guidance for healthcare settings and the public on using gloves as a preventive measure during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems in the context of COVID-19
The scope of this document is to provide guidance on ventilation of indoor spaces in the context of COVID-19.
COVID-19 infection prevention and control for primary care, including general practitioner practices, dental clinics and pharmacy settings
This document provides guidance on infection prevention and control to healthcare providers in the EU/EEA in order to prevent COVID-19 infection.
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.
Surveillance of COVID-19 at long-term care facilities in the EU/EEA
It is of paramount importance to be able to rapidly identify, assess and control COVID-19 outbreaks in LTCFs in order to protect this particularly fragile population. This document provides guidance for EU/EEA Member States planning to implement monitoring systems at LTCFs and describes the surveillance objectives.
Infographic: COVID-19 in care homes
This infographic provides guidance on infection prevention and control in long-term care facilities
Contact tracing for COVID-19: current evidence, options for scale-up and an assessment of resources needed
This document outlines a number of resource measures including the use of well-trained non-public-health staff and volunteers; repurposing existing resources such as call centres; reducing the intensity of contact follow-up and using new technologies such as contact management software and mobile apps.