Manual/Handbook/Guide

COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness and Response WASH and Infection Prevention and Control Measures in Schools

Published by
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Published
Topic(s)
Emergency - Health
Humanitarian Sectors - Water Sanitation Hygiene Promotion
School Management - Safe Schools and Learning Environments

This guidance note is for UNICEF Regional and Country Office WASH staff to help them in their preparedness and response to the current COVID-19 global pandemic. It provides an overview of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and its intersection with water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and how UNICEF staff can help prevent infection and its spread in schools, through human to human and by touching surfaces contaminated with the virus. WASH services including waste management and environmental cleaning are all important for IPCs. The guidance note highlights of key actions UNICEF staff can undertake to prevent infection in schools where they are still open.