High risk of autumn surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths in countries with insufficient vaccination coverage, warns ECDC
EU/EEA countries that have not yet achieved high enough COVID-19 vaccination coverage in their total populations, which are planning to relax non-pharmaceutical interventions during the next two weeks, run a high risk of experiencing a significant surge of cases, hospitalisations and mortality from now until the end of November.
COVID-19 in children and the role of school settings in transmission – second update
ECDC has published 'COVID-19 in children and the role of school settings in transmission – second update', which revises our current understanding of the role that children play in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, and the role of schools in the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 in children and the role of school settings in transmission - second update
The aim of this document is to provide an update on the knowledge surrounding the role of children in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and the role of schools in the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing in particular on the experience in EU/EEA countries since the beginning of the pandemic. This document also addresses transmission to and from staff in school settings, school-related mitigation measures including risk communication, testing, contact tracing, and the effectiveness and impacts of school closures.
Objectives for COVID-19 testing in school settings
The aim of this document is to provide an overview of major aspects of testing, contact tracing, contact identification and contact follow-up in school settings within the EU/EEA countries and the United Kingdom (UK).
Management and control of communicable diseases in schools and other child care settings: Systematic review on the incubation period and period of infectiousness
Czumbel, I., Quinten, C., Lopalco, P., Semenza, J.C.
Prevention of gastrointestinal diseases in schools – new communication toolkit
Schools are ideal settings to encourage hand washing and other good hygiene practices which can contribute to children, staff and others members of the school community learning effective ways to prevent infections.
Communication toolkit on gastrointestinal diseases: How to support infection prevention in schools
This toolkit aims to support infection prevention in schools, with a focus on gastrointestinal diseases, by assisting EU/EEA countries in their communication initiatives for disease prevention in school settings.
Prevention of norovirus infection in schools and childcare facilities
Norovirus is one of the most common causes of childhood gastroenteritis and has epidemiological characteristics that promote a high rate of infectivity and transmission
Prevention of norovirus infection in schools and childcare facilities - Public Consultation
This technical report synthesises current international guideline recommendations and reviews findings related to the prevention and control of gastroenteritis outbreaks in schools and child care facilities.