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Countries In Alphabetical Listing
- Public Health Institute (Albanian language only) (Official Facebook page)
- National Medical Emergency (Official Facebook page)
- Ministry of Health and Social Protection (Official Facebook page)
- State Police (for updated news on entry/exit requirements)
- Tirana International Airport (Flight Information)
- Civil Aviation Authority (Flight Information) (Official Facebook page)
- Maritime General Directorate (Ferry Information) (Official Facebook page)
- Albanian government information on COVID-19
- Economic Relief Package
- Argentina’s National Civil and Commercial Code
- Postpartum Support
- Argentine Ministry of Health website (Spanish)
- Argentine Presidential Decree (Spanish)
- Argentine Ministry of Health Resolution on Novel Coronavirus (Spanish, PDF, 661KB)
- Argentine COVID information telephone numbers (Buenos Aires City and provinces)
- Argentine Ministry of Immigration (Spanish)
- Collection description
- Find the facts
- For international travelers
- For aged care residents and families
- For employers
- For travel, transport and hotel industries
Resources for health practitioners
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tip sheet – Caring for patients’ mental health
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tip sheet – Practitioner self-care
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tip sheet – Supporting at-risk veterans impacted by COVID-19
Resources for community members
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Psychological effects of self-isolation and quarantine
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Taking care of yourself and your family
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Isolation activities for children and adolescents
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) – For veterans – Taking care of yourself this Anzac Day
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Keeping yourself mentally well
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) – 4 ways to look after yourself during self-isolation
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) – How to talk to your kids about the coronavirus
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Advice to seniors on keeping mentally well
Resources for organizations
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Video: Looking after the mental health of your workforce
Other Phoenix Australia trauma mental health resources
- More information about disaster mental health
- More information about trauma and recovery
- Fact sheets and booklets about trauma and recovery
- Recovery Online website with simple tools and videos
- Evidence-based trauma training workshops for health professionals and others in support roles.
Australian organizations with coronavirus and other resources
- COVID-19 Dashboard
- Click here to see a comprehensive summary of jurisdictional tax measures and government reliefs in response to COVID-19.
- Austria: Additional tax relief, in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Austria: Tax relief measures regarding coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Covied-19 overview
Brazilian Health Ministry has developed an app for iOS and Android called Coronavirus – SUS:
- iOS: https://apps.apple.com/br/app/coronav%C3%ADrus-sus/id1408008382
- Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=br.gov.datasus.guardioes
Brazilian Health Ministry has made available free WhatsApp resources:
- (61) 9938-0031: a WhatsApp resource that answers questions related to COVID-19 in Brazil. More information can be found at the Ministry of Health’s website here.
- (61) 99289-4640: a WhatsApp resource to combat fake news and for individuals to check whether COVID-19 information received via social media is correct or not. More information can be found at the Ministry of Health’s website here.
Paraisópolis community leader Gilson Rodrigues told The New Humanitarian that more than 365 other informal settlements across Brazil are similarly adopting these and other response measures.
Brazilian and international private-sector donors have contributed much of their aid to community prevention, opening new grants and gift-matching initiatives for favela-based actions, and mapping donations in near real-time in a public Google spreadsheet and a series of reports that urge a wide distribution of donations.
Some of the campaigns are run by long-standing favela-based NGOs, such as CUFA’s national food aid drive for favela mothers, or the radio, musical, and video virus prevention messages made in partnership between NGO Redes da Maré, several nearby community groups, and the health research institute Fundação Oswaldo Cruz.
- Czech Republic
The official Government of France website (in French) for COVID-19 information is https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus.
Mesdames, Messieurs, les artistes-auteur•e•s réclament votre attention ! – link
UFISC et autres réseaux / organisations : Est-ce trop demander que de la cohérence, Monsieur le Président, Monsieur le Premier Ministre, Monsieur le Ministre ? – link
Soutenez les Etats Généraux du Festival Off d’Avignon ! – link
Sauvons les Alliances françaises – link
SYNDEAC: Lettre ouverte au Président de la République – link
Artistes-Auteurs : 8 préconisations urgentes – link
L’appel des indépendants – Acte 2 – link
Courrier de la FRAAP adressé aux conseillers arts plastiques des DRAC et aux Régions – link
Année Blanche pour les Intermittents du Spectacle – link
La FRAAP: quelle politique publique de soutien pour les acteurs culturels de proximité les plus fragiles – link
SNAM: Les Musiciens veulent des actes ! – link
#COVID-19 Les métiers d’art doivent être pris en compte dans les dispositifs d’aides ! – link
Renouvellement des droits des intermittents du spectacle année noire 2020 – link
Culture en danger Lettre ouverte au Président de la République – link
Déclaration commune des organisations d’employeurs et salariés du spectacle vivant et enregistré / via le SYNDEAC – link
Mobilisation et coopération contre le COVID 19 via l’UFISC – link
Pour un fonds unique en faveur des artistes-auteurs – link
Communiqué de presse concernant la SPEDIDAM – link
Corona virus – Égalité des indemnités entre tous les indépendants – link
Appel des artistes et des salariés de la culture (via la FEVIS) – link
Pétition pour le soutien des intermittents – link
Zeitgenössischer Tanz Berlin e.V: Letter to the Senate Department of Culture – link
Emergency aid fund for Berlin’s artists – link
Hilfen für Freiberufler und Künstler während des Corona-Shutdowns – link
DIN is providing free access to a number of German, European and International Standards on medical devices and personal protective equipment.
Visit the local government COVID-19 website for updated information.
NOW: The new temporary measure Temporary Emergency Bridging Measure for Sustained Employment (NOW,Noodfonds Overbrugging Werkgelegenheid) will provide financial help for employers to help pay their employees’ wages. The unemployment benefit during short-time working scheme has been cancelled. You can apply for the NOW scheme until and including 31 May 2020.
Tozo: Self-employed professionals will be able to apply for an extra, temporary benefit for self-employed professionals (Tozo) to bridge the loss of income from 1 March onwards, in the municipality where they live.
TOGS: The €4,000 Reimbursement for entrepreneurs in affected sectors scheme (TOGS) is open for entrepreneurs in a number of specific sectors who have been affected by the coronavirus measures. You can apply to the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (in Dutch). To find out if your business is eligible for the reimbursement, check the SBI code list (in Dutch). At the bottom of the page, there is a search tool (Zoektool SBI-codes) where you can enter your KVK number to find out your SBI code.
Indirect Emission Costs Subsidy Scheme (ETS): If your company is eligible for the Indirect Emission Costs Subsidy Scheme (ETS), you will receive the money sooner.
BMKB-C: From 16 March 2020 to 1 April 2021, the SME credit guarantee (BMKB) scheme is extended to help SMEs that are affected by the coronavirus secure bank guarantees and bridge financing.
BL-C: For agricultural entrepreneurs, the equivalent of the BMKB-C is the Credit Guarantee scheme for Agriculture (BL-C).
GO: The Business loan guarantee scheme (GO) has been extended.
Microcredit: Entrepreneurs who have a loan from microcredit provider Qredits do not have to repay their loan for a period of 6 months. During this period, the interest will be reduced to 2%. The government supports Qredits with 6 million euros.
Growth Facility Scheme: The intended phasing out of the Growth Facility Scheme will be extended by one year, to 1 July 2021.
Proof-of-concept funding: Businesses that make use of the Proof-of-concept funding scheme (VFF) or the Innovation credit scheme (IK) can apply for a repayment extension. Also, no interest will be levied on the VFF.
Export credit insurance: The government will extend the export credit insurance facility. It will be possible for companies to get a short-term guarantee with a runtime of less than 2 years. Also, other conditions are being extended. Read the news article on Rijksoverheid.nl (in Dutch).
DTIF: The Dutch Trade and Investment Fund (DTIF) will be extended to include pre-delivery advances.
Community initiatives collected by the City of Amsterdam.
- Together in Amsterdam: Provides older and more vulnerable Amsterdammers with social support and practical help.
- People helping people: An online bulletin board developed to facilitate connections.
- Corona Helpers: A collaboration between local welfare organisations, municipalities, and the government to limit the impact of the coronavirus.
- Red Cross Ready2Helper: With a 70,000 volunteers, this Red Cross civilian aid network offers a variety of different services, including delivering medicine and groceries.
- Serve the city: Organises activities like baking pancakes for the elderly, writing “thank you” cards for healthcare professionals and many other feel-good projects.
- Oma Post: A platform to send online cards to all the grandmas and grandads out there.
- NL Cares: Cheers up the neighbourhood by arranging lovely community ventures, including live balcony serenades and Skype coffee dates.
- Volunteers Central Amsterdam: A nice roundup of ways to contribute.
- Amsterdam Corona Help: This Facebook page is regularly updated with information about the new initiatives.
- Mainland: https://covid19estamoson.gov.pt/
- Azores – https://covid19azores.gov.pt
- Madeira – visitmadeira.pt
- Visit – Safe Communities Portugal for COVID-19 guides: https://www.safecommunitiesportugal.com/guides/
- Consult with Portuguese authorities if you have been in contact with an infected person and/or are experiencing symptoms. Portuguese COVID-19 Health Hotlines:
- Mainland Portugal – (+ 351) 808 24 24 24 (Press 9 for English)
- Azores – (+351) 808 24 60 24
- Madeira – (+351) 800 24 24 20
- Consult the Portuguese Government’s latest updates on COVID-19 at: Portuguese Director General of Health (DGS) COVID -19 information (for English click on the Globe on the upper side of the page)
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- List of the current 15 U.S airports receiving flights from travel-restricted countries: Airports in U.S.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Portugal.
- Ministry of Health
- Gov.sg COVID-19
- Gov.sg WhatsApp Subscription
Available in 4 official languages
- Gov.sg Telegram
- Gov.sg Facebook
- Gov.sg Twitter
- Gov.sg Instagram
- Gov.sg YouTube
Temporary Relief Forum
- Guidelines for high-risk patients:
- Action Guide For People With Chronic Health Conditions And Elderly People In Confinement – COVID-19 alarm status (4 April 2020) (ES)
- Spanish Ministry of Health
Donate to Local Caregivers
- Information on the novel corona virus at krisinformation.se
- Information on the novel corona virus from The Public Health Agency of Sweden
- Information on the novel corona virus from the World Health Organization (WHO)
- Information on the work in response to the novel corona virus from the European Council
- Information on the work in response to the novel corona virus from the European Commission
- Economic measures in response to COVID-19
- The Government’s work in the area of education in response to the coronavirus
- Work in the areas of public health, medical care, social care and social insurance with regard to the COVID-19 virus
- Thailand Country Information
- Thai Government Public Relations Department
- Immigration Bureau of Thailand
- Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health’s Department of Disease Control COVID-19 website.
- The Ministry of Public Health provides a list of 44 laboratories approved to conduct COVID-19 testing found here.
- The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s website
- Dial 184 within Turkey to access the Turkish Ministry of Health COVID-19 Telephone Hotline (Turkish/English/Arabic)
- Turkish Ministry of Health COVID-19 web page
- Turkish Presidency’s interactive COVID-19 web page
- Turkish General Directorate of Civil Aviation
- United Arab Emirates
- Abu Dhabi has also opened a COVID-19 testing center at Zayed Sports City. To make an appointment, call the SEHA hotline at 800 1717 or use the SEHA application.Dubai Health Authority COVID-19 page
- There are media reports that the UAE has opened 14 drive-thru COVID-19 testing centers in the UAE. Visit the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention for additional information.
- UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention
- UAE National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority
- UAE Department of Health COVID-19 Information
- UAE Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship
Public Health England and Department of Health and Social Care
- COVID-19: Guidance for health professionals
- COVID-19: Infection prevention and control
- COVID-19: Investigation and initial clinical management of possible cases
- COVID-19: Management of staff and exposed patients or residents in health and social care settings
- COVID-19: Guidance for stepdown of infection control precautions and discharging COVID-19 patients
- COVID-19: Considerations for acute personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages. NOTE: some content conflicts with IPC best-practice
- Correct use of PPE:
- Guidance on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) for aerosol generating procedures (AGPs)
- Guidance on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) for non-aerosol generating procedures (APGs)
- See also PHE videos: COVID-19: Donning of Personal Protective EquipmentCOVID-19: Removal and disposal of Personal Protective Equipment
World Health Organisation
- WHO: Country and technical guidance – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
- WHO: Rational use of personal protective equipment for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and considerations during severe shortages
- NHS Coronavirus guidance for clinicians – secondary care
- NHS Specialty guides for patient management
Research and commentary
- HIS journals COVID-19 research and commentary
- Lancet COVID-19 resource centre
- BMJ COVID-19 news and resources
- PLOS COVID-19 collection
- New England Journal of Medicine COVID-19 collection
- JAMA COVID-19 network
- Elsevier novel coronavirus information centre
- PHE collected research and commentary on COVID-19 from journals and preprint servers globally.
- Video: Coronavirus: re-thinking healthcare infection control precautions
- Video: Coronavirus: overview by Consultant Microbiologist and Infection Control Doctor
- Video: Coronavirus: safe use of surgical face masks
- NICE COVID-19 resources page
- RCPath COVID-19 resources hub
- British Society of Gastroenterology COVID guidance and advice
- British Thoracic Society COVID-19 guidance for the respiratory community
- Health Protection Scotland
- Public Health Wales
- Northern Ireland HSC Public Health Agency
- British Infection Association
- British Society of Antimicrobial Chemistry
- Infection Prevention Society
- Imperial College London MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis COVID-19 reports
- ESGLI guidance for keeping building water systems safe during the time of COVID-19
- EPIC3: National Evidence-based guidelines for preventing healthcare-associated infections in NHS Hospitals in England 2014
- SHEA novel coronavirus resources
- APIC COVID-19 resources
- CDC COVID-19 information for healthcare professionals
- HIS guidelines on the use of respiratory and facial protection equipment 2013 | update planned
- RCP and COVID-19
- PHE Health Protection Report Vol. 14 contains an update on COVID-19
- Coronavirus COVID-19 global cases by the center for systems science and engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU)Interactive dashboard to track COVID-19 in real time (about).
- N95 mask decontamination
- Worldometer brings together estimated current numbers based on statistics and projections from sources including the United Nations Population Division, World Health Organization, Food and Agriculture Organization, International Monetary Fund, and World Bank. They summarise the current data on the mortality rate of COVID-19: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/coronavirus-death-rate/
SupportUnited States of America
The Wage and Hour Division is providing information on common issues employers and workers face when responding to COVID-19, including the effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act and job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
The Employment and Training Administration announced new guidance outlining state flexibilities in administering their unemployment insurance programs to assist Americans affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Under the guidance, federal law permits significant flexibility for states to amend their laws to provide unemployment insurance benefits in multiple scenarios related to COVID-19. For example, federal law allows states to pay benefits where:
- An employer temporarily ceases operations due to COVID-19, preventing employees from coming to work;
- An individual is quarantined with the expectation of returning to work after the quarantine is over; and
- An individual leaves employment due to a risk of exposure or infection or to care for a family member.
In addition, federal law does not require an employee to quit in order to receive benefits due to the impact of COVID-19.
- OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 – Developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help employers respond in the event of coronavirus in the workplace.
- Temporary OSHA Guidance on Respiratory Protection Standard – This guidance provides suggestions and options to help increase the availability of N95 filtering facepiece respirators for healthcare providers.
- COVID-19 Webpage – Provides infection prevention information specifically for employers and workers.
The Employment and Training Administration announced the availability of up to $100 million in National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker Grants to help states, territories, and tribal governments respond to the workforce-related impacts of COVID-19.
On Benefits.gov, you can find government benefits related to unemployment assistance, healthcare, and food and nutrition. You can also take our Benefit Finder to find additional benefits you may be eligible for.
Stay informed. The U.S. Department of Justice’s Combatting Coronavirus Fraud Page is an informative resource to help you identify scams related to the coronavirus outbreak.
For updates on transportation and mobility, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Coronavirus Resource Page explains the Administration’s efforts to contain and mitigate the spread of the virus.
For more information about food and food safety during the coronavirus outbreak, visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Coronavirus Disease: Frequently Asked Questions Page.
Visit Coronavirus.gov for more information on the coronavirus.
For more information specific to Social Security during the COVID-19 outbreak, visit the U.S. Social Security Administration’s Coronavirus Disease Page.
General COVID19 Guidelines
- The coronavirus vaccine is on track to be the fastest ever developed.
- What the coronavirus has revealed about American medicine.
- Recommendations for maintaining social distancing as the U.S. reopens, from socializing and using public bathrooms to wearing masks.
- Why remote work is so hard—and how it can be fixed.
- Seattle leaders let scientists take the lead in responding to the coronavirus. New York leaders did not.
- The long crusade of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the infectious-disease expert pinned between Donald Trump and the American people.
- What to read, watch, cook, and listen to under quarantine.
Visit the interim government of Venezuela’s COVID-19 website for additional information.
Learn more about organizations who are currently providing aid on the ground.