Information and Resources about Covid 19

Here you will find information and resources about COVID-19. Please note however it has not been possible for HETI to quality assure all the information provided. Each country/territory will have its own response to COVID-19. Please defer to information from your national  association, government, or infection control body. If you do not have these organisations or structures in your country/territory, please defer to WHO guidelines.Please email any additional information or resources to be included to

Resources for Physical Therapy
While these materials have been produced for members in their country the resources may be useful to others, but should be reviewed for national relevance and applicability.

Australian Physiotherapy Association offering resources on advocacy, infection prevention and control, telehealth and business continuity. Coronavirus (COVID-19) – what you need to know

Canadian Physiotherapy Association resources for advocacy, telehealth, and webinar series CPA COVID-19 resource centre

Union of Physiotherapists of the Czech Republic resource area covering local advice for members Information about the situation with COVID-19 for physiotherapists

French National Council of Physiotherapists resource area covering practice advice, working conditions and digital tools

German Association for Physiotherapy advice for members on infection prevention, working conditions and financial support. Current information for physiotherapy practices around coronavirus

Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists resources for practice, infection prevention, telehealth and national direction. Member update: COVID-19

Physiotherapy New Zealand guidance for members and telehealth advice Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Portuguese Association of Physiotherapists resource area for physiotherapists and patients including links t national advice COVID-19 resources

Taiwan Physical Therapy Association exercise and wellbeing videos Video: relaxation and respiratory exercises and Video: exercises to boost the immune system

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (UK) resource centre including advice for practice, education, workplace, private practice, digital health and mental health and wellbeing. Information and guidance about coronavirus
American Physical Therapy Association resource area including practice guidance for members Coronavirus: Information for APTA Members

Occupational Therapy  Information and Resources

The World Federation of Occupational Therapists have compiled a list of International Resources


Additional Resources

American Hippotheray Association –Setting up Telepractice for OT, PT & SLP Services: The Basics 

Information and Resources – Covid 19 and Disabilities

UnicefCOVID-19 response: Considerations for Children and Adults with Disabilities 

WHO – Disability considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak

International Disability Alliance Key Recommendations toward a Disability-Inclusive COVID19 Response

UNPreventing discrimination against people with disabilities in COVID-19 response

Covid 19 – Disability and Mental health – You tube video of recent webinar (March 11th 2020)

Down Syndrome and the C Covid 19- Information from Down Syndrome International

Resources from the  European Disability Federation in response to Covid 19

World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry, together with ENUSP, PANPD, TCI AP, CHRUSP & RLDP
Statement by regional and international organizations of people with psychosocial disabilities with recommendations in the context of COVID-19 pandemic

Research Resources

British Medical Journal – Best practice on Covid 19

LitCovid is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus. It provides a central access to 1120 (and growing) research articles in PubMed. The articles are updated daily and are further categorized by different research topics and geographic locations for improved access.

NCD Alliance has a resource centre collating and directing to resources in support of the population with NCDs, a vulnerable group for COVID-19.

The Lancet COVID-19 resource centre

Equestrian Resources

FEI Recommendations Covid 19

Additional Resources 

The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) has compiled the following list of useful resources:

Information and resources from WHO

WHO has a dedicated COVID-19 area on their website, daily situation reports are made available and information is being updated all the time.

There is advice for the public on protecting yourself and they have produced a Handwashing video as well as myth busters.

The technical guidance section includes infection and prevention advice, advice for health workers including, rights, roles and responsibilities, maintaining good mental health, and patient management.

WHO’s online courses relevant to COVID-19 are available in a range of languages.
The WHO information network for epidemics, EPI-WIN, provides access to further resources and updates.

Information and resources from other organisations

Cochrane Special Collection: Coronavirus (COVID-19): infection control and prevention measures available in available in Simplified Chinese, Farsi, English, French, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. Special Collection: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): evidence relevant to critical care available in Simplified Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Japanese, Malay, and Spanish. Further translations are planned.

Consejo General de Colegios de Fisioterapeutas de Espana has produced Informacion Covid-19 para fisioterapeutas

European Commission COVID-19 response resource centre

Evidence Aid is a not-for-profit organisation which specialises in collating and summarising the best-available evidence about how to effectively prepare for and respond to disasters and emergencies and they have a COVID resource section. Material is being translated.

FutureLearn offers a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world and has a course on COVID developed by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, a world leader in research and postgraduate education in public and global health. They are offering free access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join their platform

References:Information and Resources about Covid 19 .