Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Other Resources

Ts&Cs: We are making these resources freely available subject to some simple conditions. By accessing, using, distributing and/or amending these materials, you agree to be bound by the following conditions (click to open)
The Knowledge Translation Unit is working around the clock to help primary healthcare workers, patients and households to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. We are creating COVID-19-related health information and clinical guidance materials as well as online training for healthcare workers.

  1. You cannot use these materials for commercial purposes.
  2. We cannot be held liable or responsible for any aspect of healthcare administered with the aid of this information. COVID-19 recommendations are rapidly changing. While we will endeavour to update our materials as quickly as possible, we strongly advise healthcare professionals to consult a variety of sources and use their own professional judgment when treating patients using this information. It is the responsibility of users to ensure that the information contained in this document is appropriate to the care required for each of their patients within their respective services and geographical regions. The information contained in these materials cannot be considered a substitute for such professional judgment. You can use this phrasing on your adaptations: “The content of this document was developed to support provision of health-related services by health workers and is reasonably believed to represent appropriate healthcare practices at the date of first publication. Use this information at your sole risk; no warranties are given regarding accuracy, relevance, usefulness or fitness for purpose.”
  3. You need to acknowledge us. It’s also important that you acknowledge our service partner, the Western Cape Department of Health, without whom we would not have been able to produce these materials. You can use this simple phrasing on your adaptations: “We thank the University of Cape Town’s Knowledge Translation Unit and the Western Cape Department of Health, South Africa, and their clinicians and managers for their valuable contributions to this document.”
  4. Please let us know if you use our materials. This will help us to track how they are being used and to secure resources to continue to expand them. You can do this by emailing us at: [email protected]. Please provide us with your name, organisation (if relevant), email address and information on where you intend to use them (location, setting, intended users). In turn we will keep you informed on any updates or new materials.
Professor Lara Fairall
Director, Knowledge Translation Unit, Desmond Tutu Health Foundation Institute and Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town
Chair in Global Healthcare Delivery, King’s Global Health Institute, King’s College London

Copyright Notice: The University of Cape Town Lung Institute (Pty) Ltd has recently assigned all of its rights, title and interest in and to PACK, including all the original works and material used by the University of Cape Town Lung Institute (Pty) Ltd in the preparation and development of PACK, to the Desmond Tutu Health Foundation NPC.