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In this article we collect of useful documents and guidelines for tackling COVID-19 and protecting persons who use drugs and the people who are in contact with them. Although our web platform mainly focuses on practical examples, we do not want to withhold these important materials from you. Thank you for your contributions!

In this article we list the useful guidelines on COVID-19 and people who use drugs (PWUD) by country of submission. More complete collections of guidelines you can find on the COVID-19 resource websites of our partner organisations (see “Useful Links” on the right side of this webpage).

Ireland:

The HSE National Social Inclusion Office of Ireland submitted this guidance on Contingency Planning for People who use Drugs and COVID-19 developed by the HSE for anyone who is working with people who use drugs (PWUD) including those in Opiate Substitution Treatment. This guidance paper is updated regularly on the website of the HSE.

The HRB National Drugs Library provides a comprehensive overview of COVID-19 and substance use related documents both for Ireland and internationally.


Morocco:

Moroccan Association of Addictology (AMA) published this recommendation for users of psychoactive substances, mental health and addictology professionals during the Covid-19 pandemic.

United Kingdom:

The HM Inspectorate of Prisons in the UK drafted this compact guidance paper on effective and proportional interventions to mitigate the risks of Covid-19 for people living and working in prisons. 

WHO:

ALCOHOL AND COVID-19: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Facing the COVID-19 (new coronavirus disease) pandemic, the countries of the world must take decisive action to stop the spread of the virus. In these critical circumstances, it is essential that everyone is informed about other health risks and hazards so that they can stay safe and healthy.

 

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