Other resources

GOV.UK: Local health protection team

Support from your local health protection team (HPT) to prevent and reduce the effect of diseases, as well as chemical and radiation hazards.

Standard operating procedures (SOPs)

Procedures for ambulance transport, waste management and escalating capacity limiting shortages during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Published 22 February 2020.


Posters on preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

GOV.UK: Blogs

Coronavirus (COVID-19) related blogs from the UK Health Security Agency.


Letters covering COVID-19-related topics including staff isolation, excess death provisions and prioritisation within community health services.

Academic journals

Coronavirus (COVID-19) related articles. Includes FAQs, as well as material on the risks of COVID-19 infection on pregnant woman and how computed tomography has helped in diagnosing and management of patients with coronavirus.

Good communications with patients

Guidance on delivering personalised, patient-centred communications to patients who are waiting for care.

Updated 31 October 2023

Secondary care: document of preparedness

Support for secondary care organisations to respond to the expected surge in inpatient demand due to COVID-19, supplementing local surge and escalation plans already in place.

Published 11 April 2020.

ICON resources

Using the ICON programme to help prevent non-accidental injuries to babies during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 2 April 2020.

Patient transport

Help for ambulance services to safely transport patients that require COVID testing to and from hospital.