COVID-19 Information and Resources

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ISQua's COVID19 Activities and Updates

We will be running regular webinars and virtual information sessions relating to COVID19 throughout this period.

Patient Safety Recommendations for COVID-19 Epidemic Outbreak - Now available as Individual Cards in English, Portuguese, and Spanish!

New Cloud Platform available!

Health Standards Organization (HSO) and Accreditation Canada (AC) have launched a new cloud platform called OnboardQi to support health and social service organizations in the delivery of care during the COVID-19 pandemic. OnboardQi provides no-fee access to actionable, evidence-based COVID-19 checklists and resources, developed in partnership with Think Research.

OnboardQi offers evidence-based support on infection prevention and control for long-term care, virtual care, Indigenous health and wellness, as well as acute respiratory infection hospital readiness and isolation checklists. Anyone with an internet connection can start assessing and improving based on these actionable COVID-19 checklists.  

Through OnboardQi’s versatile and customizable platform and checklists, care providers can foster collaboration and conduct self-assessments on integral aspects of care for COVID-19, allowing for greater engagement among and between care providers. 

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New Guidelines from the German Coalition for Patient Safety

The German Coalition for Patient Safety have made available an English version of their Guidelines; 'Maintaining capacity in the healthcare system during the COVID‐19 pandemic by reinforcing clinicians’ resilience and supporting second victims'.

These recommendations are intended for healthcare leadership in clinical and administrative fields. The aim is to increase awareness of the issue of globally occurring traumatization among clinicians arising from their current psychological stress during the COVID‐19 pandemic as well as from their risk of becoming infected themselves.

By optimizing management instruments und crisis communication it is hoped that clinicians’ and managers’ resilience can be reinforced, so helping to minimize the risk of overwhelming the healthcare system.

Recommendations for practical procedures on the frontline are provided in brief form after appraising available evidence and accepted recommendations as well as reports on the current situation in crisis regions.


Featured COVID-19 Resources

The Digital Aid Project (DAP) Toolset

8 May 2020

The DAP Toolset

The DAP Toolset provides information to all at-risk organisations so they can continue to provide qualitative and resilient care for those in need while avoiding patient distress and employee burnout through tailored, validated recommendations and bold, digital health solutions during and beyond the pandemic.


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COVID-19 PLAYBOOK - April 2020

17 April 2020

Vital Strategies

The playbook is meant to be a useful resource to help country, subnational and city governments decision-makers manage and adapt their public health response to COVID-19. The Adaptive Response approach provides a framework for dynamically adapting the essential activities of the response as the epidemic progresses along the epidemic curve. The Adaptive Response graphic visualizes the epidemic curve, response phases and essential activities.

WHO Strategic Preparedness and Response plan

14 April 2020

This strategic preparedness and response plan outlines the public health measures that the international community stands ready to provide to support all countries to prepare for and respond to COVID-19

Strategic preparedness and response plan for the new coronavirus

WHO Daily Situation Report

Daily Situation Reports from the World Health Organisation (WHO)

WHO Situation Reports

Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment

29 March 2020

Alibaba’s Jack Ma Foundation interviewed many first-line clinicians involved in the treatment of COVID-19. From this they have produced a manual on the care of hospitals, doctors and nurses. 

Handbook - Chinese version

Handbook - English version

Also available in Türk, Cрпски, Nederlands, ภาษาไทย, Русский, 中文,Italiano, Español, 日本語, Deutsch, ارسی, Bahasa Indonesia

Resources from around the world on COVID-19

We have collated resources from around the world in order to help provide the most up to date information to the healthcare community. Below you will find links to webinars, articles, research papers, recordings, podcasts, and other research portals. These resources will be updated regularly.

Ending the Lockdown





14 July 2020

The Academy of Medical Sciences

July and August must be a period of intense preparation for our reasonable worst-case scenario for health in the winter that we set out in this report, including a resurgence of COVID-19, which might be greater than that seen in the spring. The assumptions that we have made should be tested as new evidence emerges (including analysis of the evidence from the first wave) to enable prevention and mitigation strategies to be adapted and refined. Mitigation strategies should not pose further disadvantage to the most vulnerable in society or the highest risk patients or communities. 

Preparing for a Challenging Winter 2020/21

12 May 2020

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers  (CIBSE)

As businesses start to consider bringing staff back into work premises, a number of issues need to be considered for the safety of everyone entering the building.

This brief document is intended to give business owners and managers an outline of the main areas that need to be considered concerning both safe working practices and the assessment of building services.

Emerging from Lockdown: Safely Reoccupying Buildings

12 May 2020

Independent SAGE

COVID-19: what are the options for the UK?

On 4 May 2020 a 13-strong committee convened by former UK government Chief Scientific Adviser Sir David King discussed some aspects of the science behind the UK strategy in a two and a half hour meeting. Leading experts in public health, epidemiology, primary care, virology, mathematical modelling, and social and health policy, raised ideas and issues for consideration which we are pleased to share.

We recognise the enormous efforts of many in the development of new vaccines and therapies, which may be critical to long term control of this pandemic. Our report does not aim to critique such work. Rather, we recognise that such solutions will take time and will still require an appropriate public health infrastructure to maximise their benefit. This is the focus of our first report and the meeting aimed to offer some constructive ideas to the governments of the UK and the devolved nations about how best to tackle this crisis, to save lives, suppress the coronavirus and get the economy moving again.

Recommendations for government based on an open and transparent examination of the scientific evidence

11 May 2020 JAMA Network

COVID-19 and Postinfection Immunity

Limited Evidence, Many Remaining Questions

11 May 2020

The Beryl Institute

There will not be a “new normal” but rather a New Existence for healthcare and human experience

24 April 2020

European Union

How to ensure the health and safety of workers when they come back to the workplace? This important question is on the minds of many employers as EU countries plan or execute a progressive return to work after coronavirus. In response, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has issued today guidance on coming back to work.

Coronavirus: EU guidance for a safe return to the workplace

22 April 2020

Financial Times

The discussion about exit strategies has largely focused on two capabilities that will be needed to prevent new outbreaks of infections once people go back to work — extensive testing to spot new infections and smartphone apps that can provide a record of an infected person’s recent locations.

Wanted: A civilian army of contact tracers to end the lockdown

21 April 2020

The Rockerfeller Foundation

With the first wave of infections from the Covid-19 pandemic cresting in much of the country, American political and business leaders rightly are considering plans to reopen the economy. This Action Plan is intended to serve as a resource guide for that all-important project

National Covid-19 Testing Action Plan Pragmatic steps to reopen our workplaces and our communities

20 April 2020

Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

A sustainable exit strategy: Managing uncertainty, minimising harm

20 April 2020 The Lancet Universal weekly testing as the UK COVID-19 lockdown exit strategy

16 April 2020


With lockdown measures in place around the world to fight the coronavirus and relieve stretched health systems, some countries are now considering deconfinement scenarios to enable people to go back to school and work. “Test, track and trace” strategies have shown promising results and may prove vital for suppressing the disease, though they raise concerns about privacy and data protection.

Tracking and tracing COVID:Protecting privacy and data while using apps and biometrics

Testing for COVID-19: A way to lift confinement restrictions

14 April 2020 Ferrari

Lo scopo del presente documento, elaborato con il supporto di virologi ed esperti, è definire chi fa che cosa e quando, al fine di limitare al minimo il rischio ubiquitario prodotto dal COVID 19 presente in diverse aree del mondo.


Video: Ferrari Production in Italy Restarts Under COVID-19 Guidelines

14 April 2020

Centre for European Reform


Confcultura-Fondazione Italia in Salute

COVID-19 prevention and control guidelines for places of cultural interest

Public Health Foundation of India

Post Lockdown Lifting: Resumption of Hospital Services



Resource Pages

IQG Health Services Accreditation - The Post-Pandemic Future 





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