COVID-19: national guidance

National guidance:

NHS guidance on COVID-19: click here

Information from the UK government: click here

Advice for people who may have COVID-19 from Public Health England (PHE): click here


National Guidance A-Z

EU guidance on COVID-19: click here

General Pharmaceutical Council update on new legislation relating to controlled drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic: click here

Irish government: information on COVID-19 from the government of Ireland: click here

Irish National Social Inclusion Office: guidance documents and resources about COVID-19 and addiction: click here

Justice Innovation: new practice briefing ‘Family Drug and Alcohol Courts under Covid-19’

NHS Speciality Guide – Clinical guide for the management of people with alcohol dependence during the COVID-19 pandemic (PDF): click here

PHE: COVID-19 advice on stopping drinking for people dependent on alcohol during COVID-19 pandemic: click here

PHE: new advice (29 March) for the public on the mental health and well-being aspects of COVID-19 with information for people with specific mental health problems and on getting help in a crisis: click here

Release, a UK based advice service on drugs and drug law, has outlined advice for people who use drugs: click here

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists: guidance on COVID-19 in pregnancy: click here

Royal Society for Public Health Statement on COVID-19: click here

Scottish Drug Foundation Updated guidance for contingency planning for services during COVID-19

UK government: COVID-19 guidance for commissioners and service providers for those dependent on drugs or alcohol: click here

UK government: guidance on COVID-19 testing for front-line workers who are self-isolating: click here

UK government: guidance on school closures in the UK, including a list of those considered to be key staff. This includes NHS staff and health and social care staff including volunteers: click here

UK Parliament: The Misuse of Drugs (Coronavirus) (Amendments Relating to the Supply of Controlled Drugs During a Pandemic etc.) Regulations 2020: Written statement  UK Parliament: click here

UN: Statement by the UN expert on the right to health on the protection of people who use drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic: click here

US Government for the latest COVID-19 updates: click here 

WHO: Tobacco control during the COVID-19 pandemic: how we can help Statement from the Head of the WHO Convention Secretariat, Dr Adriana Blanco Marquizo: click here

WHO statement: Tobacco use and COVID-19



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