Country-level documents | Information hubs | Guidance and organisation reports | COVID-19 portals

Country level documents

France | Access documents

Public Health England | Access documents; population management strategies (HMPPS) | Access documents

Italy | Access documents

Scotland | Access documents

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention USA | Access documents

Information hubs

Europris are also collecting policies/regulations by European prison authorities.

European Prison Observatory - Report on COVD-19 in European Prisons. | Download document 

Association for the Prevention of Torture has a new portal of documents from around the world.

COVID-19 prisons  a website compiling the measures taken by prison administrations around the world to respond to the difficulties posed by the new coronavirus. 

Guidance and reports from organisations

Penal Reform International  Coronavirus: Healthcare and the human rights of people in prison 

International Corrections and Prisons Association  Collection of COVID-19 resources from around the world

European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT): Statement of principles relating to the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty in the context of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in English, French and Russian

WHO  Preparedness, prevention and control of COVID-19 in prisons and other places of detention: interim guidance and Frequently Asked Questions.


National Prevention Mechanism (NPM) of Argentina (National Committee for the Prevention of Torture) (attached document)

AMEND Resources from University of California, San Francisco including a webinar for correctional staff and for people in prison

Royal College of General Practitioners  resource hub for practitioners  and a patient guide for people in prison 

UNODC  policy documents on drug treatment etc in prisons 

EMCDDA  Trendspotter briefing: impact of COVID-19 on patterns of drug use and drug-related harms in Europe

ECDC  Guidance on infection and control of COVID-19 in prisons.  


Generic COVID-19 portals for information (not prison specific)

ECDC - website on COVID-19

ECDC - Threat Reports App

WHO - website with information and guidance on COVID-19 and official COVID-19 page

WHO - COVID-2019 Situation reports

COVID-19 Online Libraries

WHO - Global research on COVID-19. Database of publications on COVID-19.

LitCovid - curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about COVID-19.

EPPI Centre - COVID-19: a living systematic map of the evidence.

Cochrane - Special collections on COVID-19