Dear all,


Please find below a list, with links, of all the guidance produced by the ECDC on COVID-19 since the last Weekly Digest update that was sent on 26 February 2020.


We are constantly assessing the need to update existing, or produce new, guidance in light of recent developments. Please get in touch if you feel there is something you would like us to consider.


Please forward this widely to others you feel would benefit.


ECDC outputs:

  • Risk assessment: Outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2): increased transmission globally – fifth update:

What is new in this risk assessment?

  • Updated epidemiological data;
  • Description of cases and transmission reported in the EU/EEA and the UK;
  • Findings on disease and transmissibility;
  • Risk to the healthcare systems in the EU/EEA and the UK;
  • Risk to citizens from the EU/EEA and UK travelling or living in areas with presumed community transmission;
  • Risk of widespread and sustained transmission in the EU/EEA and UK in the coming weeks;
  • Options for preparedness and response; including a proposed change in case definition.
  • Resource estimation for contact tracing, quarantine and monitoring activities for COVID-19 cases in the EU/EEA:


ECDC has a dedicated page with all scientific advice publications in the link below:


All ECDC’s situation updates and background on COVID-19 can be found here:

In light of the rapidly evolving situation, we have decided to update our risk assessment COVID-19 daily. This daily update can be found on the ECDC website, here:


Additional resources:


Important Peer-reviewed publications:


The WHO also provides information and guidance on the outbreak of novel coronavirus, here:


Best wishes,

PHE Technical Team



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