LIBRARY

Virtual Library

The COVID-19 pandemic and the confinement measures it caused have changed many aspects of our lives in a profound way. Collecting, sharing and disseminating credible information regarding the different measures undertaken to deal with the pandemic, as well as the best practices adopted in different countries, is of huge importance to promote open innovation and ensuring the accessibility to knowledge for future situations and needs.

In STEP_UP we performed an extensive review, in the partners national languages and from international sources, of relevant and accurate materials on the COVID pandemic (and other epidemics) and societal measures to deal with emergency situations. These materials are now gathered in this virtual library, hosted in the STEP-UP website, available in English, Portuguese, Dutch, German, Croatian and Spanish versions, with over 200 entries fully open for consultation.

Until February 2023 we welcome all valuable additions to our library, through a permanent international CALL to submit measures and best practices that will be integrated into this online repository. We will review and publish the entries every two months. DO YOU WANT TO HAVE YOUR WORK REPRESENTED IN THIS VIRTUAL LIBRARY? Access the form in EU-Survey here.

This library is co-funded by the Erasmus programme under the Agreement number 2020 1 PT01 KA204 078785. It is a non-for-profit initiative that provides open access to all of the information received. It will only collect publicly available information. No personal data are collected or processed. For more information please read our Privacy Policy

TitleDateAuthor(s)LanguageGeographical coverageShort descriptionSource
1Advice for the public01-04-2021WHOEnglishTransnationalPublic poster with 3 clear preventive measures individuals should takelinkIncrease no. of vaccinated personsPublic health, Individual behaviourconfinement, social distancing, hygieneTransnational
210 steps to community readiness: what countries should do to prepare communities for COVID-19 vaccine, treatment or new test08-02-2021WHOEnglishTransnationalPreparation of the public for vaccines etc.linkIncrease no. of vaccinated personsHealth care, Social care, Public health,vaccine, testingTransnational
3Effective contact tracing and the role of apps: lessons from Europe08-04-2021EurohealthEnglishEuropeanContact tracing in several European countries organisation and apps usagelinkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life,contact tracingEuropean, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden
4Effectiveness of different distancing measures in interrupting COVID-19 transmission18-12-2020WHO African officeEnglishTransnational3 databases were searched. Social distancing reduced the number of new infection cases by 52.37% on average. It also learned that social distancing alone is not sufficient enough.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life, Individual behavioursocial distancingTransnational
5Ensuring a safe environment for patients and staff in COVID-19 health-care facilities. A module from the suite of health service capacity assesments in the context of COVID-19 pandemic20-10-2020WHOEnglishTransnationalChecklist on the organisation of patient flows, triage, staff etc. in healthcare facilities with COVID-patients.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Social care,healthcare organisationTransnational
7Health system responses to COVID-1901-08-2020Eurohealth and WHO EuropeEnglishEuropeanThe COVID=19 Health System Response monitorlinkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Social care, Public health,monitor, ,European, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden
8Health system responses to COVID-1901-08-2020Eurohealth and WHO EuropeEnglishEuropeanOverview of financial allocations to head the economic crisislinkFALSOEconomy,economy, ,European, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden
9Health system responses to COVID-1901-08-2020Eurohealth and WHO EuropeEnglishEuropeanSupport of health workers during covid-19linkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Health care,healthcare organisation, ,European, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden
10Health system responses to COVID-1901-08-2020Eurohealth and WHO EuropeEnglishEuropeanIn and out of lockdowns and checklistlinkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Social life,lockdown, ,European, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden
11Fact sheet Yellow Fever01-06-2014WHOEnglishTransnationalPrevention from Yellow Fever: vaccination, mosquito control epidemic preparedness and responselinkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Public health,vaccine, ,Transnational
12Mask use in the context of COVID-1901-12-2020WHOEnglishTransnationalThe use of masks is part of a comprehensive package of prevention and control measures that can limit the spread of certain respiratory viral diseases, including COVID-19.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Social care, Social life,maskTransnational
13Considerations for quarantine of contacts of COVID-19 cases19-08-2020WHOEnglishTransnationalGuidance on quarantine for contacts of confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsSocial life,confinementTransnational
14CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses02-04-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn the 2nd April 2020, the European Commission launched a new section on its website where people can fact-check information in regards to COVID-19linkIncrease no. of vaccinated personsSocial life,anti-disinformation measureTransnational
15CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses25-09-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn the 25th September 2020, the European parliament set up a special committee that seeks to detect and combat foreign cyberattacks distributing misinformation regarding COVID-19. The committee intends to begin by finding out what issues are targeted in the spread of disinformation.linkIncrease no. of vaccinated personsSocial life, Individual behaviouranti-disinformation measureTransnational
16CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses17-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalAs of March 17, the European Union is introducing a 30-day ban on incoming travel for foreigners to the territory of the Member States in an attempt to limit the spread of the corona-virus pandemic.linkPrevention or decrease in mobilitySocial life, Economy,external border restrictionTransnational
17Early Warning Alert and Response Network in emergencies: evaluation protocal01-01-2018WHOEnglishTransnationalEvaluation of early warning systems on the risk of communicable diseaseslinkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health,early detectionTransnational
18Epidemiological data analysis for the early warning alert and response network (EWARN) in humanitarian emergencies a quick reference handbook01-01-2019WHOEnglishTransnationalHandbook for data analysis for early warning on emergencieslinkPrevention or decrease in mobilityHealth care, Public health,early detectionTransnational
19Communicable disease control in emergencies A field manual01-01-2005WHOEnglishTransnationalManual to help health professionals and public health coordinators working in emergency situations prevent, detect and control the major communicable diseases encountered by affected populations.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care,early detectionTransnational
20CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses31-01-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn 31 January, EUR 10 million are granted from the EU’s research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, to support research into the new coronavirus disease.linkDecrease no. of hospital admissionsHealth care, Public health,health researchTransnational
21CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses31-01-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn 24 February, the European Commission announced that a new aid package worth EUR 232 million to boost global preparedness, prevention and containment of the virus: - €114 million will support the World Health Organization (WHO), in particular the global preparedness and response global plan. This intends to boost public health emergency preparedness and response work in countries with weak health systems and limited resilience. Part of this funding is subject to the agreement of the EU budgetary authorities. - €100 million will go to urgently needed research related to diagnostics, therapeutics and prevention, including €90 million through the Innovative Medicines Initiative, a partnership between the EU and the pharmaceutical industry. *linkIncrease no. of vaccinated personsHealth care, Public health,health researchTransnational
22CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses14-04-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn 14 April, the European Commission's proposal to activate the EU's Emergency Support Instrument to directly support the Member States’ healthcare systems in their fight against the pandemic was approved by the Council, so that the €2.7 billion instrument can immediately begin providing direct support where most needed.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Public health,healthcare organisationTransnational
23CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses24-04-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalThe European Union and its partners are hosting an international pledging marathon starting on Monday 4 May 2020 and running until the end of May 2020. The aim is to gather significant funding to ensure the collaborative development and universal deployment of diagnostics, treatments and vaccines against coronavirus.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Public health,healthcare organisationTransnational
24CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses07-12-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn 7th December 2020, the Commission adopted new measures to enable member states to relieve EU hospitals medical practitioners and individuals of Value-Added Tax (VAT) when acquiring coronavirus vaccines and testing kitslinkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Public health,testing, vaccineTransnational
25CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses18-12-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn 18th December 2020, the European Commission put forwards rules on rapid antigen tests. 20 Million tests were secured for member states. The Commission adopted a proposal on a common framework for the use, validation and mutual recognition of rapid antigen tests. . The Commission has also signed a framework contract with Abbott and Roche allowing the purchase of over 20 million rapid antigen tests for up to €100 million, financed by the Emergency Support Instrument. From early 2021, these tests will be made available to EU countries, as part of the EU strategy to COVID-19 testing.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Public health,test kit, testingTransnational
26CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses30-03-2021Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn 30 March, the European Commission issued guidelines allowing workers with “critical occupations” to cross EU internal borders amid the coronavirus crisis. Such occupations include health professionals, care workers, scientists, medical device technicians, and others.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Public health,internal border restriction, medical staffTransnational
27CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses15-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalIn March, the European Council tasked the High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell to coordinate the repatriation operations of the EU citizens and a dedicated Consular Task Force was set up by the European External Action Service. This Task Force works in close cooperation with the Member States and the European Commission. In April it was announced that the coordinated effort managed to bring home more than 500,000 EU citizens who were stranded abroad.linkFALSOSocial care,repatriation, external border restrictionTransnational
28CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses13-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn 13 March, the European Parliament issued a (proposed) amendment to a regulation which effectively suspends the "use it or lose it" rule, meaning that airlines are not obliged to use their planned take-off and landing slots to keep them in the next corresponding season. This prevents airlines from feeling forced to fly empty plans.linkPrevention or decrease in mobilityeconomic aidTransnational
29CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses02-04-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalAs of 2 April, the Commission is further increasing its response by proposing to set up a EUR 100 billion solidarity instrument, called SURE, to help workers keep their incomes and help businesses stay afloat. The new instrument that will provide up to €100 billion in loans to countries that need it to ensure that workers receive an income and businesses keep their staff. This allows people to continue to pay their rent, bills and food shopping and helps provide much needed stability to the economy.linkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Social care, Public health, Social life, Economy,economic aid, regulationTransnational
30CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses15-06-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn the 15th June 2020, the European Commission launched Re-open-EU’. This is a website tool to support and inform the relaunch of tourism and travel across the EU. It provides EU residents information on internal-border restrictions and real-time information for the public to access on transport, travel restrictions, safety measures and practical information to inform travellers of current restrictions and COVID-19 information.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsSocial care, Social life,anti-disinformation measure, internal border restrictionTransnational
31CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses23-02-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalFebruary 23, 2020: The Government issued a decree (Decreto-Legge 23 Febbraio) demanding all travellers coming from high-risk countries (as identified by the WHO) to self-isolate in their domicile for 14 days. UPDATE: May 17, 2020: The Government has issued a DPCM (DPCM 17 Maggio) stating that the 14-day fiduciary quarantine is no longer compulsory for EU/Schengen area residents. Travel crew, frontier workers and healthcare workers are also exempt.linkPrevention or decrease in mobilityPublic health, Social life, Individual behaviourexternal border restriction, quarantineTransnational
32CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses12-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn March 12, the Netherlands pass new measures to fight the spread of the virus, requesting universities and institutions of higher professional education (HBO) to offer online lectures instead of large-scale lectures until March 31. Primary schools, secondary schools, secondary vocational schools (MBO) and childcare centres will remain open as usual.linkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Public health, Social life,closure of schools, homeschoolingTransnational
33CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses31-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalAs of March 31, the Netherlands have decided to keep schools closed until April 28, further also remaining closed until the end of the subsequent May school holidays until May 3. On April 21, the Netherlands extend the closure of all schools until May 11. As of April 21, secondary schools will remain closed until June 2.linkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Public health, Social life,closure of schools, homeschoolingTransnational
34CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses21-04-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalIn the Netherlands on April 21, parents are asked, when primary schools and childcare centres re-open, to take their children to school or childcare on foot or by bike wherever possible. This will prevent public transport becoming crowded.linkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Social life,closure of childcare facilities, closure of schools, de-confinementTransnational
35CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses23-01-2021Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn Saturday 23 January a night-time curfew will come into force throughout the Netherlands. The House of Representatives consented to this new measure yesterday. This means that everyone has to stay inside between 21.00 and 4.30. The idea behind the night-time curfew is that people will visit or meet up with each other less often. This will help slow the spread of coronavirus. This is important because the government is gravely concerned about the spread of coronavirus variants that are even more infectious than the virus we are already familiar with in the Netherlands. We need to delay these new variants from gaining the upper hand for as long as possible.linkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Social life, Economy, Individual behaviourconfinement, curfewTransnational
36CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses19-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalAs of March 19, the Netherlands impose a 30-day travel restriction of all non-essential travel by persons from third countries to Europe (i.e. all EU member states, all Schengen countries and the United Kingdom) until April 18.linkPrevention or decrease in mobilitySocial life, Individual behaviourexternal border restriction, visa restrictions, health screeningsTransnational
37CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses19-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalFace masks are set to become a requirement for all travellers at Dutch airports, the government said. In line with advice from the RIVM, the changes will mandate that all passengers wear at least a non-medical face masks while on board flights, as well as while at check-in, security, and waiting at departure gates at Dutch airports. The government said it was likely impossible to keep a physical distance of 1.5 meters between people on airplanes in part because of the highly regulated and stringent safety rules governing aircraft. However those rules will still apply at the airports.linkPrevention or decrease in mobilityPublic health, Social life, Individual behaviourmask, social distancing, hygieneTransnational
38CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses18-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalAs of March 18, the Netherlands allow nurses and doctors whose registration in the Dutch Healthcare Professionals (BIG) Register expired after 1 January 2018 to take up their former profession without having to go through the registration process again as well as suspending the obligation to renew registration for healthcare occupations until further notice.linkDecrease no. of hospital admissionsHealth care,medical staffTransnational
39CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses19-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalThe Netherlands, Germany, France and Italy joined forces earlier this month in the so-called 'Inclusive Vaccine Alliance' to ensure a strong negotiating position in the search for a corona vaccine. The collaboration will enable them to quickly achieve results in discussions with key players in the pharmaceutical industry about promising vaccine initiatives.linkIncrease no. of vaccinated personsHealth care, Public health,vaccine, anti-disinformation measure, task forceTransnational
40CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses19-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalDutch authorities will introduce mandatory coronavirus testing on all mink farms after Agriculture Minister Carola Schouten confirmed that a farm worker contracted the virus from one of the animals. Screening mink antibodies will be mandatory in “the interest of the health of employees,” the Dutch government said in a statement. The employee who was infected caught a particular strain of the virus that has been circulating in minks.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Economy,testing, health screeningsTransnational
41CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses01-06-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalthe NZ prime mister 'Mark Rutte' spoke that "From 1 June, anyone with mild symptoms that may point to coronavirus will be able to phone a national hotline and make an appointment to be tested by the municipal health service (GGD). If we are to keep the virus under control now and in the weeks and months ahead, extensive testing and source and contact tracing are crucial. Loss of smell or taste have been added to the list of symptoms that may point to a coronavirus infection." at a subsequent press conference.linkDecrease no. of hospital admissionsPublic health, Social life,contact tracing, testingTransnational
42CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses19-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalDutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said the steps were unavoidable due to the speed of the virus’s spread. Businesses were instructed to have employees work from home except when strictly necessary. Bars and restaurants must shut by 10 p.m. People were told to avoid non-essential travel between hot spots Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague. Retail stores in those cities will be allowed to refuse customers who do not wear masks.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life, Economy,lockdown, internal border restriction, confinementTransnational
43CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses19-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalAs of March 14, the Netherlands are suspending all visits to prisoners in custodial institutions except for essential visits or visits for young offenders from parents or legal guardians as well as suspending all leave for prisoners, persons detained under a hospital order and young offenders. These measures will apply until at least 31 March 2020 and may be extended if necessary.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsSocial life,lockdown, confinementTransnational
44CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses19-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalHealth minister Hugo de Jonge (Netherlands) has announced that from tomorrow (Mar. 20, 2020) nursing homes and small-scale residential accommodation for the elderly will be closed to visitors and anyone not involved in the provision of basic care. This measure will apply nationwide until at least 6 April inclusive.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life,lockdown, confinement, closure of carehomesTransnational
45CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses22-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalThe Netherlands is enforcing new visitors regulations for the disability care, youth care and psychiatric care sectors from Mar. 22, 2020 until Apr. 06, 2020. Visitors are only allowed if they are essential for the welfare of the persons. In that case, a resident may have no more than one visitor for up to one hour every day, provided the visitor does not have a cough, a cold, a fever or any other symptoms that might indicate coronavirus infection.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Public health, Social life,confinement, lockdown, closure of childcare facilitiesTransnational
46CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses23-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn March 15 the Netherlands asks everyone to stay home as much as possible. Everyone should leave the house only to go to work if one cannot work at home, to buy groceries or to take care of others. It is allowed to go out to get some fresh air, but not in groups UPDATE: The Netherlands allows everyone to go outside, if one does not feel sick UPDATE: From May 11 on the Netherlands relaxes their regulations and allows everyone a little more freedom.linkPrevention or decrease in mobilityPublic health, Social life,social distancing, internal border restrictionTransnational
47CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses23-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalIn the Netherlands, as of March 23, mayors will have the option of enacting an emergency bye-law, to more easily and more quickly initiate enforcement activities. Mayors can also order specific locations to be closed, including parks, beaches and campsites. People who violate the rules can be fined. This aims at being able to enforce existing measures more effectively.linkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Public health, Social life,lockdown, social distancing, confinementTransnational
48CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses23-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalSocial affairs minister Wouter Koolmees will fine firms up to 5% of the total wage support they have received if more than 20 workers lose their jobs, as long as there is no agreement with the unions. In addition, the new NOW support package is being extended to run to October 1, the sources said. Companies will also be able to apply for up to €50,000 to pay fixed costs during the next four months, up from the €20,000 mooted on May 20 under the revamped TOGS scheme, NOS said. The exact amount will depend on how much turnover has gone down by.linkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Economy,economic aid, regulation, essential businessesTransnational
49CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses22-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn March 22, the Netherlands issued an NL-Alert (on people’s mobile phones) to remind people of the main rules for preventing the spread of coronavirus. The alert was sent out throughout the Netherlands by the National Crisis Centre in The Hague. The NL-Alert is also displayed on many digital billboards and departure time displays for public transport.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life, Individual behaviouranti-disinformation measure, declaration of emergency, teleworkTransnational
50CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses01-06-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalThe Netherlands announced new rules for the new phase from 1 July about transport. "Non-medical face masks must be worn on public transport. Passengers can now use all seats on buses, trains, trams and metros. However, it is still important to avoid peak hours. For other shared forms of transport, such as taxis, passenger vans and coaches, passengers must reserve and must undergo a pre-travel health check. Non-medical face masks must also be worn. People travelling in a car or other private vehicle are advised to wear non-medical face masks if there are 2 or more people in the vehicle who belong to different households. For now, on other forms of transport the rule is: stay 1.5 metres apart. You can be fined €95 if you do not wear a mask."linkPrevention or decrease in mobilityPublic health, Social life,mask, health certificatesTransnational
51CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses01-06-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn March 12, the Netherlands pass new measures to fight the spread of the virus, asking everyone in the Netherlands to stay at home if they have a cold, a cough, a sore throat or a fever until March 31. UPDATE: The original policy was set to last until March 31, it has been extended to April 28linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life,quarantineTransnational
52CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses06-08-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalFrom August 6th 2020 on, the Netherlands will have test centres for travellers arriving in the Netherlands from high-risk areas. Travellers can get tested on arrival and must then self-quarantine at home. Travellers who do not get tested upon arrival, must self-quarantine for 14 days. On August 18 this was reduced to 10 days.linkPrevention or decrease in mobilityPublic health, Social life, Individual behaviourquarantine , testing, health screeningsTransnational
53CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses15-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalIn the Netherlands, as of March 15, all bars, cafés, restaurants, sports clubs, gyms, saunas, sex clubs and coffee shops will close from 18.00 on Sunday 15 March until Monday 6 April (inclusive). UPDATE: The original restriction of non-essential businesses included the closure of bars, cafés, restaurants, and coffee shops, it has been amended to allow meal delivery and takeaway services to remain.linkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Social life, Economy,lockdown, non-essential businesses, regulationTransnational
54CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses24-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalAs of March 24, the Netherlands have closed further non-essential businesses, such as casinos, holiday parks, camp sites, amusement arcades and similar establishments as well as all contact-based establishments unless it is possible to maintain a distance of 1.5 metres from clients at all times and relevant hygiene measures are complied with sufficiently until April 6.linkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Social life, Economy,lockdown, non-essential businesses, regulationTransnational
55CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses31-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalAs of March 31, extending previous measures, the Netherlands demand the closure of public places (museums, concert venues, theatres and sports clubs), shops and markets not in line with relevant hygiene measures/distance rules, non-essential contact-based jobs (masseurs, hairdressers, nail stylists, escorts and driving instructors), casinos, gyms, saunas and sex clubs as well as bars, cafés, coffee shops and restaurants with the exception of meal delivery and takeaway services/collection of orders until April 28. UPDATE: The original measure of business closures was set to last until April 6, it has been extended to April 28 and encompasses all public places, shops and markets, non-essential contact-based jobs, bars, cafés, coffee shops, casinos, sports clubs, gyms, saunas and sex clubs, etc.linkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Social life, Economy,lockdown, non-essential businesses, regulationTransnational
56CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses01-06-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalIn the Netherlands, as of June 1, "Restaurants, bars and cafés can open under the following conditions: a maximum of 30 guests (so not counting staff); people must make a reservation; everyone must stay 1.5 metres apart (except people who live together); the business must assess possible health risks beforehand together with the customer. There is no maximum number of people for outdoor seating areas, but all guests must sit at tables and people who do not live together must stay 1.5 metres apart." "Cinemas, theatres and concert halls can reopen under the following conditions: a maximum of 30 audience members per auditorium; people must make a reservation; the venue must assess possible health risks beforehand together with the customer; everyone must maintain a distance of 1.5 metres from others."linkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Social life, Economy,non-essential businesses, de-confinement, social distancingTransnational
57CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses31-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalAs of March 31, the Netherlands confirm the ban of events and gatherings for which organisers would normally be required to apply for a permit or notify the authorities until 1 June 2020. UPDATE: The original restriction of mass gatherings needing a permit was set to last until June 1, it has been extended until September 1.linkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Social life, Economy,lockdown, mass gatherings, regulationTransnational
58CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses01-06-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalThe general rule as of 1 June is that people who don’t live together must always stay 1.5 metres apart. For indoor gatherings, the maximum number of people is 30. People may also meet outside, but must still stay 1.5 metres apart. Enforcement action will be taken if 3 or more people are not keeping a distance of 1.5 metres. Buildings and other covered areas that are open to the public can admit up to 30 people at a time, not counting staff. Here, too, people must stay 1.5 metres apart. The possible health risks will be assessed beforehand together with the visitor. Stay at home if you have cold-like symptoms. Indoor gatherings with more than 30 people are permitted in these 2 cases only: gatherings required by law, such as parliamentary and municipal council meetings and some shareholders’ meetings, can be held online. Physical gatherings are permitted but must not exceed 100 people. Participants must stay at least 1.5 metres away from one another; gatherings necessary to ensure the continued daily operation of institutions, businesses and other organisations are permitted but must not exceed 100 people. Participants must stay at least 1.5 metres away from one another. Update: A new law that comes into force on 1 July ends this policy.linkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Public health, Social life, Economy,social distancing, mass gatherings, regulationTransnational
59CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses01-06-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalFrom 1st of July indoor mass gatherings in the Netherlands are limitied to 100 people (staff excluded) and everyone must have their own seat an stay 1.5 meter away from each other. If all guests have their own seat, have made reservations and have undergone a pre-entry health check, there is no maximum number of people. From 1 July, the Netherlands will apply a restriction of outdoor mass gatherings. A maximum of 250 people will be allowed (staff excluded). Also everyone has to stay 1.5 metres away from others.linkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Public health, Social life, Economy,social distancing, mass gatherings, health certificatesTransnational
60CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses18-08-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalFrom Aug. 18, 2020 the Netherlands restrict the number of guests at private homes (indoor and outdoor) on a number of 6 (excluding children under 13). The most significant new measure is that the government strongly and urgently advises people to limit the number of guests they receive at home to a maximum of six (excluding children under 13). This includes both indoors and in outdoor spaces like gardens. Guests should also be asked whether they have any symptoms and if so, they should not attend. It goes without saying that people should always stay 1.5 metres away from each other.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life,confinement, social distancingTransnational
61CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses24-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalAs of March 24, the Netherlands have put stricter social distancing measures in place, asking all residents not spend time in groups, stay home as much as possible, keep at least 1.5 metres apart until April 6. This also applies to public spaces. UPDATE: The original call for social distancing only loosely described the measure as keeping 1.5 metres apart, it has now been clarified to not spend time in groups, stay home as much as possible, keep at least 1.5 metres apart, also applying to public spaces with the exception of people from one household.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life,social distancing, confinementTransnational
62The system was not blinking red: intelligence, early warning and risk assessment in a pandemic crisis24-08-2020Wesley Wark, Centre for International Governance InnovationEnglishNationalSurveillance and warning system to detect pandemic in an early stagelinkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health,early detectionNational, X
63SARS and Public Health in Ontario>?SARS Commission CanadaEnglishNationalRecommendations arising from the story of how SARS devastated Ontario and was not contained until 375 people contracted the disease and 44 died.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health,early detectionNational, X
64Joint external evaluation of IHR core capacities of Canada11-06-2018WHOEnglishNational(i) the conceptual and IT rationalization of the public health surveillance framework; and (ii) the rationalization of the suite of policies, strategies, plans, and procedures underpinning the national public health preparedness framework, including the recovery component, and stimulating both institutional and individual adaptive approaches to responselinkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health,early detectionNational, X
652019 Global Health Security Indexmost recentNTIEnglishTransnationalMeasures per country on Prevent, Detect, Respond, Health, Norms and RisklinkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Social care, Public health, Social life, Economy, Individual behaviourearly detection, regulationTransnational
66Second Travel-related CAse of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Detected in the US24-01-2020Centers for Disease Control and PreventionEnglishNationalCDC reports of symptoms and aggressive public health measureslinkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health,early detectionNational, X
67Risk communication and community engagement12-07-1905FAOEnglishTransnationalnot specific measures collected but recommendations on how to design a RCCE strategy refers to the processes and approaches to systematically consult, engage and communicate with people and communities who are at risk, or whose practices or behaviour affect risk.linkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Health care, Social care, Public health, Social life, Economy, Individual behaviourrisk, communication , community engagementTransnational
68Global Risk Communication and Community Engagement StrategyDecember 2020 — May 2021UNICEF WHO GOARN IFRCEnglishTransnationalnot specific measures collected but strategic approacches (4) on how to obtain an effective RCCE strategy. The report also includes RCCE indicators to measure its effectivenesslinkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Health care, Social care, Public health, Social life, Economy, Individual behaviourrisk, communication , community engagementTransnational
69How Can Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) include marginalized and vulnerable people in the Eastern Mediterranean Region12-07-1905UN WOMENEnglishTransnationalnot specific measures but list of category of people at disproportionate risk in case of covid-19 outbreak, and key implications for risk communication and community engagement. The categories of people are: 1. Children 2. Person with disabilities 3. Women and girls 4. Pregnant and lactating women 5. People living with HIV 6. Gender-Based Violence (GBV) survivors 7. Ethnic, Indigenous, National and Religious minorities 8. People living in clonflict zones 9. Elderly 10. Refugees and migrants 11. Health care workers 12. People with pre-existing medical conditions 13. Sexual and gender minoritieslinkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Health care, Social care, Public health, Social life, Economy, Individual behaviourrisk, communication , community engagementTransnational
70Guidelines for communicating about coronavirus disease 201901-02-2020PAHO WHOEnglishTransnational1. Key Concepts of Risk Communication 2. Overall Communication Goals for a COVID-19 Outbreak 3. Key Assumptions and ConsiderationslinkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Health care, Social care, Public health, Social life, Economy, Individual behaviourCommunicationTransnational
71PRACTICAL GUIDANCE FOR RISK COMMUNICATION AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT (RCCE)UNICEF WHO IOM IFRC UNODC UNHCREnglishTransnationalPractical recommendations for RCCE implementation for refugees, IDPs, migrants and host communitieslinkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Health care, Social care, Social life, Individual behaviourcommunication , community engagement , refugeesTransnational
72COVID-19 RISK COMMUNICATIONS PROMISING PRACTICES PLAYBOOKMcCANN Global HealthEnglishTransnationalThe approaches highlighted in this playbook have been chosen for their elements that follow behavior change models, address specific health challenges, and consider varying levels of health literacy. Because the COVID-19 pandemic started less than a year ago, many of these approaches have not undergone comprehensive, scientific evaluations; therefore, campaigns and communications practices throughout the playbook will be referred to as promising practices, until an in-depth analysis of each case is completelinkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Health care, Social care, Public health, Social life, Economy, Individual behaviourcommunication , riskTransnational
73Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, Meaningful Communication between Family Caregivers and Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities is Imperative22-05-2020Edem Hado & Lynn Friss Feinberg Journal of Aging & Social PolicyEnglishTransnationalNot specific measures but key aspects for a Meaningful Communication between Family Caregivers and Residents of Long-Term Care FacilitieslinkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Health care, Social care,communication , caregivers, familyTransnational
74Engaging the vulnerable: A rapid review of public health communication aimed at migrants during the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe12-07-1905Elsevier - Journal of Migration and Health Behrouz M. Nezafat Maldonado a , ∗ , Jennifer Collins b , Harriet J. Blundell c , Lucy SinghEnglishTransnationalNot specific measures but an analysis of a rapid review performed in June 2020 to understand the availability of government produced risk communications across Council of Europe member states, namely: COVID-19 health communications, migrant- specific guidelines and COVID-19 helplines.linkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Health care, Social care, Individual behaviourhealth communication, vulnerableTransnational
75Tips for schools on how to strenghten communication with parents/caregivers04-09-2020UNICEFEnglishTransnationalKey points for strenghtening communication between schools and parents during Covid-19linkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Social life, Individual behaviourcommunication , caregivers, schoolsTransnational
76COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL -12-07-1905ECEnglishEuropeanEC Proposed actions to ensure a safe and rapid vaccination strategylinkIncrease no. of vaccinated personsHealth care, Public health,vaccine, communicationEuropean, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden
77COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on additional COVID-19 response measures28-10-2020ECEnglishEuropeanThis Communication sets out next steps in key areas to reinforce the EU’s response: 1. Ensuring the flow of information to allow informed decision-making 2. Effective and rapid testing 3. Making full use of contact tracing apps 4. Effective vaccination 5. Effective communication to citizens 6. Securing essential supplies 7. Facilitating safe travel 8. Extending the Green LaneslinkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Public health,communication, response measuresEuropean, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden
78COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN - A united front to beat COVID-19 PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL13-07-1905ECEnglishEuropeanThis Communication sets out the decisions and coordinated approach needed to deliver on these four priorities in the Leaders’ Meeting on 21 January: 1. Speed up vaccination and vaccine supplies 2. Ramping up testing and sequencing to control infections and new variants 3. Ensure the functioning of the Single Market 4. Show international leadership and solidarity with its partnerslinkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Economy,united frontEuropean, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden
79Epidemiological AlertNovel coronavirus (nCoV)16-01-2020Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)EnglishTransnationalHealth practitioners and public health authorities should providetravelers, who arrive and leave the country, with information to promote and facilitate seekingmedical attention in the event of an illness before, during, or after an internationaltriplinkPrevention or decrease in mobilityHealth care, Public health,travel history form, early detection,Transnational
80Epidemiological AlertNovel coronavirus (nCoV)16-01-2020Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)EnglishTransnationalMeasures recommended for infection prevention and control. Early recognition and control of the possible source of infection in the hospital environment.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Public health,healthcare organisation, early detection,Transnational
81Epidemiological AlertNovel coronavirus (nCoV)16-01-2020Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)EnglishTransnationalSample collection of unusual or unexpected cases of pneumonia or severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) should be strengthened, ensuring adequate collection and timely delivery of samples to the National Influenza Centers (NICs) or National Laboratories in charge of surveillance and detection of respiratory viruses.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Public health,testing, ,Transnational
82Home care for patients with suspected novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection presenting with mild symptoms and management of contacts20-01-2020WHOEnglishTransnationalRecommendations onthe safe home care for patients with suspected novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection presenting with mild symptoms and public health measures related to management ofasymptomatic contacts.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Individual behaviourcaregivers, quarantine , familyTransnational
83Advice on the use of masksin the community, during home care and in health care settings in the context of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak29-01-2020WHOEnglishTransnationalRapid advice on the use of medical masks in communities, at home and at health care facilities in areas that have reported outbreaks caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care,mask, hand sanitiser, hygieneTransnational
84Rational use of personal protective equipment for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)27-02-2020WHOEnglishTransnationalThis document summarizes WHO’s recommendations for the rational use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in healthcare and community settings.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Public health,hygiene, mask, hand sanitiserTransnational
85Considerations for quarantine of individuals in the context of containment for coronavirus disease (COVID-19)29-02-2020WHOEnglishTransnationalOffer guidance to Member States on quarantine measures for individuals in the context of COVID-19.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health,quarantine , ,Transnational
86Advice on the use of masksin the context of COVID-1906-04-2020WHOEnglishTransnationalThis document provides advice on the use of masks in communities, during home care, and in health care settings in areas that have reported cases of COVID-19.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Public health, Social life,mask, community engagement ,Transnational
87COVID‑19 STRATEGY UPDATE14-04-2020WHOEnglishTransnationalThis document is intended to help guide the public health response to COVID-19 at national and subnational levels, and to update the global strategy to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health,response measures, community engagement ,Transnational
88Considerations for public health and social measures in the workplace in the context of COVID-1910-05-2020WHOEnglishTransnationalThis document offers general guidance for non-healthcare workplaces and workers in those settings.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsEconomy,workplace, telework, hygieneTransnational
89Considerations for school-related public health measures in the context of COVID-1910-05-2020WHOEnglishTransnationalConsiderations for decision-makers and educators on how or when to reopen or close schools in the context of COVID-19.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life,schools, de-confinement, closure of schoolsTransnational
90Considerations for Mass Gatherings in the context of COVID-1914-05-2020WHOEnglishTransnationalProvide key considerations to health authorities and event organizers for reopening mass gatheringslinkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life,mass gatherings, restriction,Transnational
91Advice on the use of masksin the context of COVID-1905-06-2020WHOEnglishTransnationalThis document provides guidance to decision makers, public health and IPC professionals, health care managers, and health workers on the use of medical and non-medical masks in health care (including long-term care and residential) settings, for the general public, and during home care.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Social care, Public health, Social life, Individual behaviourmask, ,Transnational
92Advice on the use of masks for children in the community in the context of COVID-1921-08-2020WHOEnglishTransnationalThis document provides guidance to decision makers, public and child health professionals to inform policy on the use of masks for children in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsSocial care, Public health, Social life,mask, schools, childrenTransnational
93WHO SAGE values framework for the allocation and prioritization of COVID-19 vaccination14-09-2020WHOEnglishTransnationalThe Framework is intended to be helpful to policy makers and expert advisors at the global, regional and national level as they make allocation and prioritization decisions about COVID-19 vaccines.linkIncrease no. of vaccinated personsPublic health,vaccine, ,Transnational
94Guidance on developing a national deployment and vaccination plan for COVID-19 vaccines16-09-2020WHOEnglishTransnationalThis document is intended to guide national governments in developing and updating their national deployment and vaccination plan (NDVP) for COVID-19 vaccines.linkIncrease no. of vaccinated personsPublic health,vaccine, ,Transnational
95Considerations for implementing a risk-based approach to international travel in the context of COVID-1916-12-2020WHOEnglishTransnationalThe document aims to support countries in the gradual resumption of international travel with the main objective of reducing travel-associated exportation, importation and onward transmission of SARS-CoV-2 while avoiding unnecessary interference with international traffic.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Economy,external border restriction, travel history form, testingTransnational
96Medidas sociais para pessoas regressadas da China ou de áreas afetadas18-02-2020Direção-geral da SaúdePortugueseNationalHygiene and respiratory etiquette measures for those arriving from chinalinkPrevention or decrease in mobilityPublic health,contact tracing, hygiene,National, x
97COVID-19: Recomendações para eventos públicos e eventos de massas28-02-2020Direção-geral da SaúdePortugueseNationalRecommendations for public events and mass gatheringslinkPrevention or decrease in mobilitySocial life, Individual behaviourmass gatherings, hygiene,National, x
98Medidas de prevenção da transmissão em estabelecimentos de atendimento ao público17-03-2020Direção-geral da SaúdePortugueseNationalPrevention measures in public service establishmentslinkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Social life,hygiene, social distancing,National, x
99Limpeza e desinfeção de superfícies em estabelecimentos de atendimento ao público ou similares21-03-2020Direção-geral da SaúdePortugueseNationalRecommendations for cleaning and disinfection of surfaces in public service establishments or similarlinkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Social life,hygiene, ,National, x
100Utilização de equipamentos de proteção individual por pessoas não-profissionais de saúde03-04-2020Direção-geral da SaúdePortugueseNationalRecommendations for the use of personal protective equipment by non-health professionalslinkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsSocial life,mask, protection equipement,National, x
101Uso de máscaras na comunidade13-04-2020Direção-geral da SaúdePortugueseNationalRecommendations for the use of masks in the community.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsIndividual behaviourmask, ,National, x
102Visitas a Estruturas Residenciais para Idosos (ERPI), Unidades de Cuidados Continuados Integrados (UCCI) da Rede Nacional de Cuidados ContinuadosIntegrados(RNCCI) e outras respostas dedicadas a pessoas idosas11-05-2020Direção-geral da SaúdePortugueseNationalRecommendations for visits to responses dedicated to elderly peoplelinkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsSocial care,caregivers, elderly,National, x
103Orientações para transportes públicos20-05-2020Direção-geral da SaúdePortugueseNationalRecommendations for public transportlinkPrevention or decrease in mobilitySocial life,public transport , hygiene, maskNational, x
104Guidelines for procedures regarding patients with confirmed or probable COVID-19, close contacts and closure of isolation26-03-2021CIPHCroatianNationalGuidelines for exception from, opening, duration and closure of isolation and quarantine for COVID-19 for confirmed or probable COVID-19 and close contact cases, definition of close contact, priority for testinglinkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life, Economy, Individual behaviourisolation , quarantine , testingNational, x
105Recommendations for vaccination of immobile persons and persons with disabilities and other extremely vulnerable groups of patients01-03-2021CIPHCroatianNationalGuidelines for vaccination at home visitlinkIncrease no. of vaccinated personsPublic health,Vaccination, person with disability,National, x
106Rational use of personal protective equipment for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and considerations during severe shortages23-12-2020WHOCroatian/EnglishTransnationalRational use of personal protective equipment for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and considerations during severe shortageslinkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Economy,masks, proper/improper use of PPE,Transnational
107Procedure in the preparation and implementation of covid-19 vaccination14-02-2021CIPHCroatianNationalInstructions on the procedure in the preparation and implementation of vaccination, i.e. vaccines against the disease COVID-19 are intended for all health care institutions and employees who carry out vaccination of citizens in the Republic of CroatialinkIncrease no. of vaccinated personsPublic health,vaccine, priority group,National, x
108Instructions/preparation for vaccination against COVID-1922-12-2020CIPHCroatianNationalInstructions on the procedure in the preparation and implementation of vaccination, i.e. vaccines against the disease COVID-19 are intended for all health care institutions and employees who carry out vaccination of citizens in the Republic of CroatialinkIncrease no. of vaccinated personsPublic health,vaccine, organisation/planning, prioprity groupsNational, x
109Guidelines for the use of rapid antigen test25-11-2020Reference center of the ministry of health for epidemiologyCroatianNationalGuidelines for the use of rapid antigen tests : indications, reading of the test results etc.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Public health,rapid-antigen, testing crieteria, Sars-CoV-2National, x
110Guidelines for taking sampels for testing for SARS-CoV-231-03-2020CIPHCroatianNationalGuidelines for taking samples for Sars-Cov 2 testslinkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Public health,sampling , PPE, procedureNational, x
111Models and Recommendations for Work in Conditions related to COVID-19 Disease in Pedagogical/School Year 2020/202115-08-2020Ministry of Science and educationCroatianNationalInstructions on different types of organization of schools, preschools and kindergartenslinkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsSocial life, Individual behavioureducation, teaching models, online classNational, x
112Instructions for prevention and control of the covid-19 epidemic for residential social care service providers for the elderly and persons with disabilities in the social welfare system30-03-2021Ministry of Social Welfare, CIPH, Andrija Stampar Teaching Institute of Public HealthCroatianNationalInstructions on organization of work of residential social care services including visitations, obligations of employees in regards with COVID-19 etc.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsSocial care,Nursing homes, organization of work, visitationNational, x
113Recommendations for the use of face masks, medical and protective masks17-10-2020CIPHCroatianNationalRecommendations for the use of face mask- why and where to use them, how to use them, what type of masks are recommended in which situationslinkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Social care, Public health, Social life, Individual behaviourmasks, mandatory use , exceptions to useNational, x
114Instructions and recommendations for gatherings13-10-2020CIPHCroatianNationalInstructions on organization of gatherings such as number of people attending, measures that need to be implemented etc.linkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Social life, Economy,gatherings, physical distancing , indoor eventsNational, x
115Procedures pertinent to persons who are crossing border crossing points of the Republic of Croatia -health control of passengers31-03-2021Crisis Headquarters of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of CroatiaEnglishTransnationalProcedures for persons who are crossing borders - what is needed after entering Croatia meaning isolation, testing etc.linkPrevention or decrease in mobilitySocial life, Economy,border-crossing , bans/restrictions, passengersTransnational
116Instructions for restaurants, cafe bars and similar institutions11-03-2021CIPHCroatianNationalList of measures which need o be fulfilled in order for the establishment to remain openlinkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Social life, Economy, Individual behaviourhospitality , tourism , behaviourNational, x
117The impact of testing and infection prevention and control strategies on within-hospital transmission dynamics of COVID-19 in English hospitals20-05-2020Stephanie Evans, Emily Agnew, Emilia Vynnycky, Julie RobothamEnglishLocalA team from the UK modeled SARS-CoV-2 in a typical UK hospital to help understand which measures help reduce the spread within hospital settings. The study found that periodic testing of HCW could considerably reduce infection in HCWs by as much as 64% and result in only a small proportion of staff absences. Placing suspected COVID-19 patients in single rooms or bays has the potential to reduce hospital-acquired infections in patients by up to 80%.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care,Nosocomial transmission, Prevention control, Infection controlLocal
118The role of triage in the prevention and control of COVID-1904-05-2020Qiaoxia Wang, Xiaoping Wang and Huanping LinEnglishRegionalA triage process for COVID-19 was established to guide patients through a 4-level triage process during their hospital visits. The triage procedure effectively screened the patients and identified the high-risk population.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care,triage, pre-screening, epidemiologic criteriaRegional
119Dismantling myths on the airborne transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2)13-01-2021J.W. Tang,a W.P. Bahnfleth,b P.M. Bluyssen,c G. Buonanno,d J.L. Jimenez,e J. Kurnitski,f Y. Li,g S. Miller,h C. Sekhar,i L. Morawska,j L.C. Marr,k A.K. Melikov,l W.W. Nazaroff,m P.V. Nielsen,n R. Tellier,o P. Wargocki,l and S.J. Dancerp,q,EnglishTransnationalThis review presents a series of common ‘myths’ related to the science of viruses within aerosols. This is of importance to helping understand the viral transmission of Sars-CoV-2linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Individual behaviourairborne, transmission, respiratory dropletsTransnational
120Current knowledge of COVID-19 and infection prevention and control strategies in healthcare settings: A global analysis15-05-2020M. Saiful Islam, Kazi M. Rahman, Yanni Sun, Mohammed O. Qureshi, Ikram Abdi, Abrar A. Chughtai and Holly SealeEnglishTransnationalIndicates that infection prevention and control should consider all routes of transmission and should target all patient care activities involving risk of patient to patient transmission.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care,transmission modes, infection control ,Transnational
121The role of telehealth during COVID-19 outbreak: a systematic review based on current evidence01-08-2020Elham Monaghesh & Alireza HajizadehEnglishTransnationalTelehealth should and can be used as an important tool to help HCP countinue to offer services necessary as well as keeping everyone safe during this timelinkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care,telemedicine, health services,Transnational
122Global strategies and effectiveness for COVID-19 prevention through contact tracing, screening, quarantine, and isolation: a systematic review23-11-2020Tadele Girum, Kifle Lentiro, Mulugeta Geremew, Biru Migora & Sisay ShewamareEnglishTransnationalQuarantine, contact tracing screening and isolation as effective measures of prevention especially when well integrated togetherlinkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Individual behaviourcontract tracing, screening, quarantineTransnational
123Environmental contamination of SARS-CoV-2 in healthcare premises20-08-2020Guangming Ye, Hualiang Lin, Song Chen, Shichan Wang, Zhikun Zeng, Wei Wang, Shiyu Zhang, Terri Rebmann, Yirong Li, Zhenyu Pan, Zhonghua Yang, Ying Wang, Fubing Wang, Zhengmin Qian, Xinghuan WangEnglishLocalEnsure adequate environmental cleaning, strengthen infection prevention training, and improve infection prevention among HCWs during the outbreak of COVID-19linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care,contamination, Health care works, environmental cleaningLocal
124Social services and Covid19: Supporting the frontlineEuropean Social NetworkEnglishTransnationalThere have been three main types of measures implemented across countries to assure the continuity of care services in this crisis including legislation and policies to support provision, the development of local partnerships for service delivery, and reinforcing services for the most vulnerable.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsSocial care,service delivery, reinforcing services, vulnerable populationTransnational
125Hospital discharge and preventing unnecessary hospital admissions (COVID-19)09-03-2021Social care institute for excellenceEnglishNationalGuidance for discharging patients from hospital environment into closed community enviromentslinkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Social care,hospitals, care homes, discharge/admissionNational, x
126Social Work during the COVID-19 Crisis: Responding to Urgent Social Needs16-10-2020Gisela Redondo-Sama, Virginia Matulic, Ariadna Munté-Pascual and Irene de VicenteEnglishLocalImmediate responses in social work to vulnerable groups in the beginning of the epidemiclinkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsSocial care,social work, social service users, communication channelsLocal
127COVID-19 AND SOCIAL WORK: A COLLECTION OF COUNTRY REPORTS20-07-2020members of the COVID-19 Social Work Research ForumEnglishMultinationalCountry reports individually on social work, social services and societal measures implemented following outbreaklinkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsSocial care,societal measures, social services, social workMultinational
128Responding to COVID-19: New Trends in Social Workers’ Use of Information and Communication Technology24-11-2020Faye Mishna, Elizabeth Milne, Marion Bogo & Luana F. PereiraEnglishLocalICT use in COVID-19 pandemic in reagrds to social serviceslinkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsSocial care,information and communication technology, confidentiality and privacy, professional boundariesLocal
129SOCIAL SERVICE WORKFORCE SAFETY AND WELLBEING DURING THE COVID-19 RESPONSE: RECOMMENDED ACTIONS20-09-2020Global Social Service Workforce Alliance, UNICEF, International Federation of Social Workers and Alliance for Children Protection in Humanitarian ActionEnglishTransnationalGuidance on how to support the social service workforce and empower them to safely serve children, families, and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsSocial care, Public health,promotive functions, preventive functions, responsive functionsTransnational
130Harms of public health interventions against covid-19 must not be ignored20-11-2020Itai Bavli and colleaguesEnglishTransnationalDiscusses politicisation of public health measures and the need for discussion about the harms an benefits of such interventionslinkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Public health, Social life, Economy,public health intervetions, awareness , collateral damageTransnational
131How social services have responded to Covid-19 and how they can plan for the future?24-04-2021European Social NetworkEnglishTransnationalWebinar discussed with national directors of public social services, the European Commission and over 200 participants, what can be learned from the current crisis to inform our future planning and how can we support these plans through available national and European instruments.linkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Social care, Economy,socioeconomical consequences , planning/developing, financingTransnational
132CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses30-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalThe Thuringia (Germany) government introduces citizens to some overview pages to identify and avoid false coronavirus reports as of March 30, 2020.linkIncrease no. of vaccinated personsPublic health, Social life, Individual behaviouranti-disinformation measure, CommunicationTransnational
133CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses15-05-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalGermany offers a website with information around fake news and false information to combat misinformation from May 15.linkIncrease no. of vaccinated personsPublic health, Social life, Individual behaviouranti-disinformation measure, CommunicationTransnational
134CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses07-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalFrom 7 March 2020, the Bavarian State Ministry for Health and Care in Germany enacts that pupils and children prior to school enrollment are not allowed to enter schools, daycare centers and similar facilities if in the last 14 days they have been to risk areas and, upon arrival, 14 days have not passed. The policy has no explicit end date.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life,confinement, schoolsTransnational
135CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses10-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalAs of March 10, 2020, Lower Saxony (Germany) orders the cancellation of school trips to regions particularly affected by the coronavirus (risk areas according to RKI).linkPrevention or decrease in mobilityPublic health,confinement, schoolsTransnational
136CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses11-04-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalThe city of Hamburg, Germany is closing all day care centers from March 11 to April 19, 2020, inclusive. Exceptions are given to parents "whose work is essential for the provision of general interest and the maintenance of important infrastructures. In justified individual cases, care can also be given in other individual emergencies."linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsSocial care, Public health, Social life,confinement, closure of childcare facilities, caregiversTransnational
137CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses12-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn March 12th, 2020 the government of Halle, in Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany announced that it will be closing all of its schools, kindergartens and universities. It was the first large city in Germany to do so.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life,closure of schools, confinementTransnational
138CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses20-04-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalAs of April 20, Hamurg (Germany) will recommence with a new semester at universities as follows: teaching and research should take place as far as possible. Students should not suffer any disadvantage for services that cannot be provided due to the corona pandemic. From April 20 on, the universities will start offering digital teaching and events. If attendance is possible at some point in the semester, it will be resumed in a suitable manner.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life,closure of schools, confinementTransnational
139CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses20-04-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalAs of March 16, 2020, Lower Saxony (Germany) orders schools, day care centres, universities to close until April 18, 2020 until further notice. Emergency care ("Notbetreuung") in small groups - both in schools and child care facilities - is provided for children whose parents work in critical infrastructure. This includes workers in the medical, health and governmental sector, police / firefighters / emergency relief services and penal system. Also included are children of people facing severe hardship, for instance threat of layoff and substantial loss of incomelinkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Social care, Public health, Social life,closure of carehomes, closure of childcare facilities, healthcare organisationTransnational
140CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses08-01-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalSaxony (Germany) is setting up 13 Corona vaccination centres. The vaccination centres are to be ready everywhere in Saxony from mid-January 2021.linkIncrease no. of vaccinated personsHealth care, Social care, Public health,vaccineTransnational
141CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses15-12-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalBerlin (Germany) orders a curfew light. One's own house may only be left with good reason.linkPrevention or decrease in mobilityPublic health, Social life, Individual behaviourcurfew, confinementTransnational
142CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses27-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn March 27th, 2020 the national government of Germany issued a law proclaiming the coronavirus as an "Epidemic situation on a national scale". This provides the government with the ability to take a wide range of measures (e.g. health screenings on borders, provision of medical supplies, etc.) as well as other abilities to gain access to relevant data from private organization (e.g. airlines) if they don't comply with prevous regulations.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Social care, Public health, Social life, Economy,declaration of emergencyTransnational
143CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses28.01,2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalStarting January 28th, 2020 the German federal government requires pilots on planes arriving from China to inform the Tower about the health conditions of their passengers. Passengers on those flights are furthermore asked to fill out questionnaires about their health conditions. Airlines have to pass on collected health information, including seating plans, to the government agencieslinkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life,external border restriction, health screeningsTransnational
144CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses10-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn March 10, 2020 the german ministry of foreign affairs discourages traveling to Italy.linkPrevention or decrease in mobilityPublic health, Social life,external border restrictionTransnational
145CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses10-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn March 10th, 2020 the german federal government announced stricter entry controls on the borders of Southern Germany.linkPrevention or decrease in mobilityPublic health, Social life,external border restrictionTransnational
146CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses15-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn March 15th, 2020 the german government announced that starting the next days it will enforce restrictions on country entries and exits at its borders. German citizens can enter at all times, but exits are only permitted under reasonable purpose (e.g. work), the same applies to entries of foreign nationals. Traffic in goods will not be touched by this regulation.linkPrevention or decrease in mobilityPublic health, Social life,internal border restriction, external border restriction, confinementTransnational
147CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses16-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalGermany imposed temporary controls on its borders with France, Switzerland, Austria and Denmark from Mar. 16.linkPrevention or decrease in mobilityPublic health, Social life,external border restrictionTransnational
148CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses22-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalIn the German state of Schleswig-Holstein, travelers from high-risk areas must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Germany. This is in effect as of March 22.linkPrevention or decrease in mobilityPublic health, Social life,external border restriction, quarantineTransnational
149CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses18-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalAs of 18 March, travelling to Schleswig-Holstein for touristic reason is not allowed. This includes trips for leisure, education, or for avoidable or postponable health care, health prevention or rehabilitation.linkPrevention or decrease in mobilityPublic health, Social life,internal border restrictionTransnational
150CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses17-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn March 17th, 2020 the german ministry of foreign affairs has initiated a returners program for german citizens in other countries who want to return. Countries that will be covered include Marocco, Egypt, The Dominican Republic, the Phillipines and the Maledives.linkPrevention or decrease in mobilityPublic health, Social life,repatriationTransnational
151CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses20-01-2021Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalSince January 20, the following applies in Hamburg: For travelers arriving and returning from risk countries, there is an obligation to test a maximum of 48 hours before or immediately after entry and, regardless of the result, a ten-day quarantine. This can be shortened by a negative test from the fifth day after arrival at the earliest - this must be a PCR test, antigen testing is not permitted. The travelers have to bear the costs of the tests themselves. In Hamburg there are no exceptions for people who have been vaccinated or who have already had a corona disease.linkPrevention or decrease in mobilityHealth care, Public health, Social life,external border restriction, health screenings, testingTransnational
152CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses01-02-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalReporting obligation for medical personnel in cases they encounter a patient who is infected with or has deceased to "2019-nCoV" starting Feb 1st, 2020. This is under the "infectious disease protection law" and applicable on recognition of symptoms as defined by the Robert-Koch Institute (see § 4 Absatz 2 Nummer 1 of the Infectious Disease Protection Law).linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Public health,health screenings, health communication, contact tracingTransnational
153CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses16-06-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalFrom June 16, a warning app can be used in Germany for contact tracing.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Public health, Social life,health screenings, health communication, contact tracingTransnational
154CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses25-06-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn July 25, 2020, the government of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, and the Federal Government decided that all travelers can be tested for COVID-19 for free after returning to Germany.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Public health,testing, external border restriction, health screeningsTransnational
155CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses25-02-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn February 25th 2020, Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) announced the establishment of telephone hotlines for health concerns, persons with respiratory diseases, who have previously been in a risk area or had contact with a confirmed case.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsSocial care, Public health,contact tracing, health communicationTransnational
156CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses04-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn March 4th, 2020 the German ministry for Health annouced that it will engage in the purchase of various medical equipment to supply hospitals and other medical facilities who experience shortages in the future.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Public health,protection equipement, medicine / drugs, healthcare organisationTransnational
157CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses04-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalStarting March 4th, 2020 pharmacies are allowed to produce desinfection agents containing 2-Propanol following the formula provided by the WHO in reaction to shortages and to mitigate future spikes in demand.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Public health,protection equipement, medicine / drugs, healthcare organisationTransnational
158CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses04-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalStarting March 4th, 2020 the export of medical protection gear from Germany (e.g. gloves, mask, protection suits, etc.) is prohibited.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Public health,protection equipement, medicine / drugs, healthcare organisationTransnational
159CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses09-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn March 9 and March 10, Hesse (Germany) will start setting up central examination units at selected locations of medical on-call services to relieve the burden on general practitioners' practices and allow for a more economical use of the limited resources currently available.linkDecrease no. of hospital admissionsHealth care, Public health,testing, healthcare organisation, medical staffTransnational
160CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses09-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalAs of March 9, 2020, Lower Saxony (Germany) has begun to open corona test centers (45 test centers opened in total until the end of march) following its first suspected cases until end of the end of July 2020. In addition, the mobile health insurance on-call service can test patients in their home environment during the evening and night hours in cases of justified suspicion.linkDecrease no. of hospital admissionsHealth care, Public health,testing, healthcare organisationTransnational
161CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses11-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn March 11th, 2020 the german ministry for research and education announced the provision of 145 million € for research purposes on the coronavirus.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care,health researchTransnational
162CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses13-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalMarch 13th, In Germany the Bavarian Government is enforcing a Health Resources Measure: All operations that are not medically necessary and immediately necessary must be postponed. The Bavarian university hospitals are to put their research activities on hold for the time being, according to the state government. Physicians are called upon to return from retirement. Medical students are to be assigned to work in the health service or in hospitals.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care,health research, medical staff, healthcare organisationTransnational
163CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses14-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn March 14, 2020, the state government in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany) requests that hospitals strengthen their intensive care units by planning and increasing the working hours of doctors, nurses and other staff that is necessary to treat intensive care patients. Hospitals need to be prepared for the expected rise in patients who need to be treated for serious respiratory issues due to COVID-19.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care,medical staff, doctorsTransnational
164CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses14-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalAs of March 14, 2020, the state government of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany) will procure additional ventilators.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care,protection equipement, ventilator, healthcare organisationTransnational
165CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses15-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn March 15th, 2020 the government of Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany announced that it will cooperate with the BASF company to produce desinfection agents.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Public health,protection equipement, healthcare organisationTransnational
166CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses13-05-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn the 13th of May it was announced that the first quarantine station for homeless persons would be opened in Berlin (Germany). This would be for those that have tested positive but without serious symptoms.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Public health,quarantine , healthcare organisationTransnational
167CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses16-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalStarting March 16th, 2020 hospitals in Germany are asked to postpone non-essential surgeries.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care,healthcare organisationTransnational
168CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses16-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalGermany is enforcing a Health Resources Measure: On 26th March the Bavarian government launched an initiative to encourage the population to sew breathing masks. Certified material is provided for this purpose.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life,mask, CommunicationTransnational
169CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses31-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalGermany if enforcing a Health Resources Measure: The city of Hanau is recommending to wear a non-professional face mask in the public space after March 31.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life,mask, public transportTransnational
170CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses01-04-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalAs of April 1, the city of Hamburg (Germany) made a public appeal on companies possessing protective equipment to donate it to health facilities. In need: operation masks, FFP2/ FFP3-masks, overalls, protective gloves, protective glasses as well as protective gown.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health,mask, protection equipementTransnational
171CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses08-04-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn April 8th, the government of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, announced that it would speed up and ease the application process for professional permits for foreign doctors . The policy was scheduled to start on the same day.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care,doctors, medical staffTransnational
172CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses09-04-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn April 9th, every district in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, received over 86000 masks comprised of 38.000 surgicial face masks and 48.560 FFP2 masks. Main target for these masks are hospitals and care facilitieslinkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Public health,mask, healthcare organisationTransnational
173CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses27-04-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn the 22nd of April it was announced by the government of Rheinland-Pfalz, that in cooperation with the states of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Niedersachsen, Saarland and Bremen, that from the 27th of April onwards face masks will be mandatory on urban and regional transportation and in supermarkets.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health,mask, public transportTransnational
174CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses09-05-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalIn Brandenburg, Germany, as of the 09. May 2020, shops have to implement hygiene measures. Ends 15. June 2020.linkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Public health,hygieneTransnational
175CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses22-01-2021Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalIn Hamburg, simple cloth masks are no longer sufficient to increase the protective effect. Instead, medical masks must be worn from January 22, 2021. They protect better than everyday masks made of fabric and are subject to tested standards. Medical masks are mandatory in public transport, on flights, in taxis and other commercial transport offers, while shopping, in public buildings, in care facilities, hospitals and for health treatments, at church services as well as in a work context. Medical masks must be worn by anyone over the age of 14. Children can still use everyday fabric masks.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health,hygiene, maskTransnational
176CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses14-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalAs of March 14, Berlin (Germany) restricts visits in hospitals and care/nursing homes until April 19.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Public health,lockdownTransnational
177CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses21-04-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalSaarland (Germany) is imposing a lockdown on all citizens on April 21. People may not leave their homes except for urgent reasons. The policy ends on April 28. UPDATE: The policy ends on April 28.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Public health,lockdownTransnational
178CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses28-02-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn February 28th, 2020 the constitution of a task force to deal with the spread of the Corona Virus in Germany. It consists of of members of the federal ministries of public health, internal affairs, foreign affairs and the federal police. Selected input of expertise from other government agencies will also be sought after.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health,burial procedures, task forceTransnational
179CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses16-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalAs of March 16, Hesse (Germany) has initiated a permanent crisis unit that advises the Corona Committee which had previously been established. The crisis unit centrally controls the large number of interdepartmental measures, enables uniform internal coordination and communication within the authorities, and provides a single contact point for counties, towns, municipalities, and all hazard prevention authorities. UPDATE: The previously created committee is further supported by a permanent crisis unit.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health,burial procedures, task forceTransnational
180CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses17-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalPlaygrounds as well as all public and private sports areas (inside and outside), swimming pools, gyms, and similar institutions remain closed.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life,closure of childcare facilities, lockdownTransnational
181CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses23-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalAs of March 23, the German government started supporting persons engaged in the cultural sector 1) small businesses are to be helped to avoid bankruptcies 2) personal living conditions are being secured 3) with many distinct policies hardships shall be mitigatedlinkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Public health, Social life, Economy,economic aid, Financial aidTransnational
182CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses01-04-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn April 1, German government started support for families with small salarieslinkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life,Financial aid, familyTransnational
183CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses02-04-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalAs of April 2, Brandenburg (Germany) has implemented a new catalogue of fines and penalties for violations of the counter-measures.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life,confinementTransnational
184CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses27-02-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn February 27th, 2020 measures for public information of the german population were implemented. Additionally to available information on websites of three different government agencies, this includes daily information sessions with the Robert-Koch Institute. Furthermore, existing health-related public callcenters were equipped with additional staff to answer information calls.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life,anti-disinformation measure, CommunicationTransnational
185CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses20-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalGermany is enforcing a Quarantine on all residents in Bavaria after March 20.: By order of the Bavarian government, leaving one's own home is now only allowed if there are "good reasons". These include: the way to work; necessary shopping; visits to the doctor and pharmacy; visiting your partner, or the elderly, sick or people with disabilities outside facilities and accompanying the dying; exercising custody in the respective private sphere; sports and exercise in the fresh air - but only alone or with the people with whom you livelinkPrevention or decrease in mobilityPublic health, Social life, Economy,quarantine , confinementTransnational
186CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses06-04-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalThe federal government of Germany has decided in cooperation with the states that all returning travellers have to fullfill a 14 days quarantine at home.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life,quarantine , travel history formTransnational
187CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses16-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn 16th, March 2020, the german ministry of internal affairs announced the closure of non-essential businesses, namely clubs, bars, museums, operas, concert halls, swimming pools, fitness centers, etc. Restrictions also apply to non-essential retail stores. Restaurants have to be closed after 6pm and hotels can only offer rooms for non-touristic purposes. Additionally, visits to nursing homes and hospitals are to be reduced. All shops have to close except from food and feed shops, weekly markets, pick up and delivery services, beverage shops, pharmacies, health care supply shops, drug stores, petrol stations, banks, post offices, cleaning services, laundry services, newspaper shops, hardware shops, gardening businesses, animal need, food offers for the needy, or retail markets.linkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Social life, Economy,restriction, regulation, non-essential businessesTransnational
188CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses17-04-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalRestaurants, pubs, etc. have to close. They are allowed to offer products to pick up or deliver after electronic or phone order.linkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Social life, Economy,restriction, regulationTransnational
189CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses23-04-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalMecklenburg-Vorpommern made masks mandatory in shops as of 4/27.linkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Public health, Social life, Economy,mask, protection equipementTransnational
190CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses01-03-2021Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalThe government of the German state Rhineland-Palatinate announced personal hygiene services such as hairdressers and nail salons can reopen with hygiene measure in place startin 1st of March 2021.linkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Public health, Social life, Economy,restriction, regulation, de-confinementTransnational
191CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses13-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalIn the German state of Saarland, as of March 13, municipial facilites are closed.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life,restriction, regulationTransnational
192CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses14-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalAs of March 14, 2020, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany) put new procedural rules for decision-making processes of the state government into place. Cabinet bills can now be transmitted electronically and members of the state government can inform the cabinet about their (dis-)agreement to government decisions electronically or via a telephone conference.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health,restriction, regulationTransnational
193CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses10-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalGerman Government recommends on March 10 to cancel public and private events with more than 1000 participants.linkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Public health, Social life,mass gatherings, confinementTransnational
194CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses16-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalGermany: On March 16th the federal government decided to prohibit all gatherings in events or gatherings. This also refers to club meetings and church services.linkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Public health, Social life,mass gatherings, confinement, restrictionTransnational
195CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses14-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalSchleswig-Holstein (Germany) recommends to cancel all private events from March 14. From March 20, private events with more than 5 participants are forbidden. UPDATE: From March 20, private events with more than 5 participants are forbidden.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life, Individual behaviourmass gatherings, confinement, social distancingTransnational
196CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses02-04-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalIt is not allowed to consume food within 100 m from the restaurant where it was purchasedlinkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life,social distancing, confinement, non-essential businessesTransnational
197CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses15-04-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalGermany: In cooperation with the states the federal government has decided to released social distancing measures. People should only have contact with people living in the same household or one person from outside of this household. This one person can be seen outside. They should keep 1,5m distance. Any parties or group meetings are not allowed.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life,social distancing, confinementTransnational
198CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses09-04-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalPortugal announced on April 9 measurements for the 3rd period of the academic year 2020. Most in-classroom-teaching remains suspended until the end of the academic year with the exception that "the Government may decide to resume face-to-face classes for the 11th and 12th years of schooling, guaranteeing social distance (classes, rooms, classes) and justifying the absences of students. students whose guardians choose not to attend;" UPDATE: Educational institutions were supposed to be closed until April 13.As of April 9, the grades 11 and 12 may return to classroom teaching. All others are supposed to have virtual education.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life,closure of schools, closure of childcare facilities, confinementTransnational
199CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses18-05-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalAs of May 18, Portugal reopens "schools for 11th and 12th years, from 10 am to 5 pm, day care centers (with the option of supporting the family), and social facilities in the area of ​​disability" UPDATE: All schools were closed. Now the final classes are allowed to go back as of May 18linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life,closure of schools, closure of childcare facilities, de-confinementTransnational
200CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses10-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalThe president of Portugal announced on March 18 the national state of emergency to last for 15 days. State of Emergency was renewed on April 2, and a second time on April 17. UPDATE: State of Emergency extended for 2nd time until May 2linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life,declaration of emergency, CommunicationTransnational
201CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses13-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalPortugal "Madeira Government ceases flights from countries where there is active transmission (Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Switzerland and Spain)" as of March 13.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life,external border restriction, travel history form, confinementTransnational
202CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses13-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalThe Portuguese government laid down the prohibition on disembarkation and shore leave of passengers (only foreign travelers) and crews of cruise ships (except for cruise ships docked for the purposes of maintenance and supply) at national ports.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life,external border restriction, travel history form, confinementTransnational
203CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses09-04-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalAir transport will be limited in Portugal during the period from 9 to 13 April. National airports will be closed, in an "exceptional measure that aims to prevent circulation from abroad to Portugal or from Portugal to abroad"linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life,external border restriction, travel history form, confinementTransnational
204CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses15-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalPortugal authorizes "the hiring of workers for the constitution of fixed-term employment bonds , for a period of four months, with a view to strengthening the human resources necessary to prevent, contain, mitigate and treat the pandemic COVID-19" March 15linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Public health, Social life,medical staff, healthcare organisationTransnational
205CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses09-04-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalPortugal approved a "exceptional and temporary regime for the design, manufacture, import, national marketing and use of medical devices for human use and personal protective equipment was approved." April 9linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsHealth care, Public health, Social life,medicine / drugs, protection equipement, healthcare organisationTransnational
206CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses16-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalIn March 16th of 2020, Portugal restricted the movement in highways at the internal borders unless for exceptional authorized cases.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life,internal border restriction, confinementTransnational
207CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses16-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalThe Council of Ministers of Portugal announced on April 2 a "ban on any travel outside the municipality of habitual residence, except for people who have to travel to exercise professional activities", during the Easter period.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life,internal border restriction, confinementTransnational
208CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses19-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalPortugal's Prime Minister announced "the limitations on the right to in three situations: people who are sick or under active surveillance, people in risk groups and the rest of the population.", March 19 The limitations specify the level of lockdown depending on population group, with people being sick or under active surveillance having the most strict restrictions, and the rest of the population having the lightest lockdown.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life,lockdown, confinementTransnational
209CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses19-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalThe Portuguese Prime Minister has "appointed five Secretaries of State to coordinate regional implementation of the state of emergency"linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health,burial procedures, task forceTransnational
210CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses12-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn March 13, Portugal increased in the readiness of the security forces and services and of all civil protection agents, with reinforcement of means for eventual support operations in the area of ​​public health.linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health,burial procedures, confinementTransnational
211CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses13-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalPortugal's Council of Ministers "approved a set of measures aimed at ensuring the mitigation of economic impacts, both in terms of supporting the treasury of companies and protecting jobs"linkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Public health, Economy,economic aidTransnational
212CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses26-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalThe Portuguese Ministry of Internal Affairs - through GNR, PSP and SEF - "started this Thursday to distribute an information leaflet with the rules to be followed due to the state of emergency to prevent the contagion of the Covid-19 pandemic." March 26linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health,declaration of emergency, anti-disinformation measureTransnational
213CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses14-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalThe President of the Regional Government of Madeira, Portugal "has decided to make quarantine / isolation mandatory for all passengers disembarking at airports in the Region" March 14linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health,quarantine , external border restrictionTransnational
214CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses14-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalThe Portuguese government announces restrictions on access to commercial premises: retail establishments and large stores must observe the rule of maximum indicative occupancy of 0.04 people per square metre area. Portugal announced that "shopping centers and supermarkets will establish frequency limitations to ensure the possibility of maintaining a safe distance".linkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Public health, Social life,hygiene, social distancing, confinementTransnational
215CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses15-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalPortugal suspends "any and all activities of dentistry, stomatology and dentistry, with the exception of situations proven to be urgent" March 15linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life,health research, hygiene, confinementTransnational
216CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses15-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalPortugal orders shops and non essential businesses to close.linkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Public health, Social life, Economy,restriction, regulation, non-essential businessesTransnational
217CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses22-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalPortugal "regulates the situation of users of camping and caravan sites and motorhome service areas", only allowing permanent users to stay on the facilities. March 22linkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Public health, Social life,restriction, regulation, confinementTransnational
218CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses23-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalPortugal regulates "the operation of vending machines, and the activities of itinerant sellers and the rental of goods and passenger vehicles" March 23linkPrevention or decrease in mobilityPublic health, Social life,restriction, regulation, confinementTransnational
219CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses13-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalOn March 13, Portugal suspended "the operation of restaurants and drinks establishments that have rooms or spaces for dancing". Allowed to reopen as of May 18. UPDATE: Portugal announces "reopening of restaurants, cafes and the like (50% capacity)" April 30linkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Public health, Social life, Economy,regulation, non-essential businesses, de-confinementTransnational
220CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses14-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalPortugal's National Maritime Authority "forbids the gathering of people on the beaches" March 14.linkPrevention or decrease in mobilityPublic health, Social life,mass gatherings, confinementTransnational
221CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses15-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalPortugal Government "prohibits events with more than 100 people and alcohol consumption on the street" March 15 UPDATE: 100linkDecrease no. of cases of positive personsPublic health, Social life,mass gatherings, confinementTransnational
222CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses13-03-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalPortugal suspended the visits to "homes across the national territory" as of March 13linkDecrease no. of hospital admissionsSocial care, Public health,social distancing, closure of carehomesTransnational
223CoronaNet - Tracking gouvernments Covid 19 Responses09-04-2020Cheng, C., Barcelo, J., Hartnett, A.S., Kubinex, R., & Messerschmidt, L. (2020)EnglishTransnationalPortugal "establishes an exceptional and temporary regime regarding the formalities of postal service" April 9linkPrevention or decrease in mobilityPublic health, Social life,social distancing, regulation, burial proceduresTransnational
224Overzicht algemene coronamaatregelen (Overview general measures against corona)24-05-2021Dutch national governmentDutchNationalGeneral overview COVID measures, taken by the Dutch government, varies from basic rules, health prevention advices, groups, open and closed places to meet, educationlinkPrevention or decrease in social aspects (non-essential businesses closure leading to less gatherings etc)Health care, Social care, Public health, Social life, Economy, Individual behaviourlockdownNational, X

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