The use of antibody tests for SARS-COV-2 in the context of Digital Green Certificates
This brief technical note was developed at the request of the European Commission to inform the discussion on Digital Green Certificates to facilitate the safe and free movement of citizens within the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Considerations on the use of rapid antigen detection (including self-) tests for SARS-CoV-2 in occupational settings
This document outlines the public health considerations for the use of rapid antigen detection tests (RADTs), including self-test RADTs to detect SARS-CoV-2 in individuals in occupational settings in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA), and provides information on the use of such tests in an occupational safety and health at work context.
Considerations for the use of saliva as sample material for COVID-19 testing
This document outlines the use of saliva as a diagnostic sample for detecting SARS-CoV-2 infection, considering the advantages, limitations and uncertainties associated with the use of saliva as sample material.
Hepatitis B and C testing in the EU/EEA: progress in reaching the elimination targets
This brief will present a snapshot of hepatitis B and C testing in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA), discussing progress made towards the European action plan 2020 testing target, focussing on key populations and settings for testing, barriers to testing, and testing policies.
Considerations on the use of self-tests for COVID-19 in the EU/EEA
This document outlines the public health considerations for the use of self-tests to detect SARS-CoV-2 by public health authorities in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA). Only rapid antigen detection tests (RADTs) for self-testing for direct detection of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles in infectious individuals are considered within this document.
Guidance for COVID-19 quarantine and testing of travellers
This document provides guidance based on scientific evidence regarding quarantine and testing of travellers in EU/EEA countries in the context of the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern (VOCs).
Technologies, strategies and approaches for testing populations at risk of sexually transmitted infections in the EU/EEA
This report presents the results of a systematic literature review investigating the impact of novel strategies and approaches (using existing and/or novel testing technologies) on access to testing, testing coverage, and linkage to care of key populations at-risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Infographic: Sexually transmitted infections: a long-standing and ongoing threat for public health
Every year, more than 500 000 sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) are notified in the EU/EEA and the UK. What can be done to boost testing and treatment?