As is now well-known, COVID-19 is an airborne High Consequence Infectious Disease (HCID-A) caused by the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus and now spreading globally. Distribution can be seen on the WHO situation report dashboard, updated daily.

Unlike novel flu strains (e.g. H1N1), there is no natural partial immunity in humans, so the combination of rapid spread in a non-immune population and disease severity poses a significant critical care challenge.

In common with our partner organisations, we believe that UK critical care can rise to and meet that challenge. 

UK information and key websites
for more detailed advice

ICS, RCoA, AAGBI and FICM Partner Website:  

Department of Health and Social Care and PHE: 
Latest informaition and advice

Public Health England:
Coronavirus (COVID-19) List of guidance 

NHS England -
COVID-19 advice for healthcare professionals

Health and Social Care Health agency
in N.Ireland (HSCNI) -

Health Protection Scotland (HPS) -
COVID-19 advice 

Public Health Wales:
Latest information on COVID-19

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention:
Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

World Health Organization (WHO):  

Infection Control Advice 


PHE: Infection prevention and control

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