Sri Lanka: COVID-19 Update
- The Health Promotion Bureau (HPB)- COVID-19
The bureau is under the Ministry of Health and is developing and issuing information, education, and communication (IEC) material regarding COVID-19 (English).
- The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health- COVID-19
The department is working to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling diseases, injury, and disability. They are developing risk communications material for the prevention of COVID-19 (English).
Reports & Guidelines
- Guideline for the Home Quarantine / Quarantine in Non-health Care Settings
The guidelines explain how to conduct home quarantine and quarantine in a non-healthcare setting. It provides information about measures expected to be taken (English).
Guidelines on COVID-19 Preparedness for Workplaces
The guidelines outline the procedure to prevent/ control the spread of COVID-19 infection and to promote the health of workers with a professional setting (English).
Rational Use of PPE and Infection Prevention and Control of COVID 19
The document explains how the coronavirus spreads, the measures to take to prevent infection, and the specific use of personal protective equipment (PPEs) (English).
Management of Accidental Discovery of Suspected COVID-19 Patient in the Hospital
The report provides a methodology when discovering a patient suspected of having contracted COVID-19. It provides details for the suspected patients, other patients in the ward, health care workers, and the immediate environment (English).
Interim Guidelines for Sri Lankan Primary Care Physicians
The guideline provides information on the management and procedures regarding the COVID-19 pandemic for primary care physicians at various levels of health facilities (English, Sinhala & Tamil).
Hospital Preparedness for COVID-19 A Practical Manual
The manual provides a basic outline to establish COVID-19 screening centers islandwide. This Information includes the setup of triage areas, specialized wards, and additional features of Express Treatment Units (ETUs) in the context of prevention and control of COVID-19 infection (English).
Guidance for Preparedness and Response for COVID-19 Outbreak in the School Setting
The interim guideline provides direction for safety measures on school preparedness as they are reopening (English).
Health Ministry’s Stand on Wearing Masks, Gloves, and Disinfections
The guideline explains the use of masks, gloves, and the process of disinfection appropriately as per the standard instructions (English).
Combat COVID-19 with a New Style of Life
The guidelines were issued as the country resumes with the new normal lifestyle. It includes provisions for using public transport, when shopping for essentials, buying goods from mobile vendors, using lifts in the office, at household, and at the workplace (English, Sinhala & Tamil).
Rational Use of PPE and Infection Prevention and Control of COVID-19- Minimum Recommendations in Sri Lanka
The booklet provides the minimum recommendation established within the country for the rational use of PPE, infection prevention, and control of COVID-19 in various settings (English).
Interim Guidance for Medical and Surgical Procedures in Relation to COVID-19
The interim guideline provides recommendations for the smooth recommencement of surgical and medical procedures in relation to the COVID-19 (English).
General Welfare of COVID-19 PCR Positive Symptomatic and Mildly Symptomatic Individuals
The guideline recommends certain measures for the physical and psychological well-being of the COVID-19 PCR positive symptomatic and mildly symptomatic patients (English).
COVID-19 Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE)
The report was prepared based on a risk communication framework and risk communication plans and describes risk communication related to COVID-19 (English).
Discharge Criteria for COVID-19 Patients- Version 3
The guideline details revised recommendation criteria to discharge of COVID-19 confirmed patients (English).
Infographics & Posters
- Defeat Corona
The leaflet explains a wide range of COVID-19 measures that one should undertake to overcome the coronavirus (English).
- How to Protect Yourself from COVID-19 as a Health Care Worker
The video explains procedures for health care workers on how to protect yourself from COVID-19 (English).
- Travel Awareness on COVID-19
The video explains the measures one should take if they have certain symptoms after returning to Sri Lanka (English)
- Adhering To Stay Home - Rules For Protection
The video discusses the importance of staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic (English).
- Message for the Youth on Protection and be Responsible During COVID-19
The video explains how the youth should follow health guidelines and take responsibility during the COVID-19 situation (English).