Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Other Resources

Welcome to the Knowledge Translation Unit’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Page. The Knowledge Translation Unit is a group within the University of Cape Town’s Lung Institute and Department of Medicine who has worked on primary care programmes to strengthen provision of evidence-informed care in low-resources settings in South Africa, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Brazil for two decades. See here for more information. We are working around the clock to help health workers in these and similar settings to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. These can be accessed below. We are also working to expand these to support primary healthcare workers, patients and households. You can also access our free online training.

For purposes of assisting communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are making our COVID-19 and related materials freely available for others to use subject to some simple conditions. By accessing, using, distributing and/or amending these materials, you thereby agree to be bound by these conditions.

The conditions are:

  1. You can’t 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 subject to rapid change. While we will endeavour to update (and date) our materials as quickly as possible, healthcare professionals are strongly advised 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 simple phrasing on your adaptations: “The content of this document was developed to support the provision of health-related services by health workers and is reasonably believed to represent appropriate healthcare practices at the date of first publication. You 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. This is important to allow us to track how our materials are being used and secure resources to continue to expand these. 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 be in touch. We ask that you let us know whether you are using our materials. You can do this by emailing us at: [email protected]
    Please provide us with your name, organisation (if relevant), primary email address and some 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, University of Cape Town Lung Institute and Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town
Chair in Global Healthcare Delivery, King’s Global Health Institute, King’s College London

COVID-19 Resources for First Line Management

First Line Facility Management of Possible COVID-19

Updated 20 March 2020

PACK Mental Health for Health Workers Leaflet COVID-19

Updated 27 March 2020

PACK Practise Safely COVID-19

Updated 8 April 2020

Online training: COVID-19 for health workers

Updated 27 March 2020

COVID-19 Resources for the Public and Communities

Mask Information COVID-19 (English)

Updated 5 April 2020

Mask Information COVID-19 (Afrikaans)

Updated 5 April 2020

Mask Information COVID-19 (isiXhosa)

Updated 5 April 2020

PACK Isolation Information COVID-19

Updated 24 March 2020

Workplace Information COVID-19

Updated 24 March 2020

Information for Travelers COVID-19

Updated 24 March 2020

General Advice for the Public (English)

Updated 24 March 2020

General Advice for the Public (Afrikaans)

Updated 23 March 2020

General Advice for the Public (isiXhosa)

Updated 23 March 2020

Community Poster COVID-19 (English)

Updated 23 March 2020

Community Poster COVID-19 (Afrikaans)

Updated 23 March 2020

Community Poster COVID-19 (isiXhosa)

Updated 23 March 2020

Medication Poster COVID-19 (English)

Updated 23 March 2020

Medication Poster COVID-19 (Afrikaans)

Updated 24 March 2020

Medication Poster COVID-19 (isiXhosa)

Updated 24 March 2020

Hand Hygiene Poster COVID-19 (English)

Updated 25 March 2020

Hand Hygiene Poster COVID-19 (Afrikaans)

Updated 25 March 2020

Hand Hygiene Poster COVID-19 (isiXhosa)

Updated 25 March 2020

Using Shared Toilets and Taps Poster COVID-19 (English)

Updated 25 March 2020

Using Shared Toilets and Taps Poster COVID-19 (Afrikaans)

Updated 25 March 2020

Using Shared Toilets and Taps Poster COVID-19 (isiXhosa)

Updated 25 March 2020

Social Distancing Poster COVID-19 (English)

Updated 25 March 2020

Social Distancing Poster COVID-19 (Afrikaans)

Updated 25 March 2020

Social Distancing Poster COVID-19 (isiXhosa)

Updated 25 March 2020

Cleaning Poster COVID-19 (English)

Updated 25 March 2020

Cleaning Poster COVID-19 (Afrikaans)

Updated 25 March 2020

Cleaning Poster COVID-19 (isiXhosa)

Updated 25 March 2020

COVID-19 Training Resources

Online training: COVID-19 for health workers

Updated 27 March 2020

PACK Western Cape On-site Training resources

Updated 19 March 2020

PACK Western Cape Master Trainer PowerPoint

Updated 20 March 2020

PACK Western Cape Training Programme

Updated 18 March 2020

COVID-19 Editable material templates (MS Word and PowerPoint)

These resources have been created in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint so that they can be easily localised for any setting. Please be advised that the items highlighted in purple require editing.
Please also note that if dotted lines are visible, these are invisible table borders that are shown to make the structure of the document evident and thus easy to edit.
Localisers need to check latest WHO guidance:

First Line Facility Management of Possible COVID-19
Mask Information Leaflet COVID-19
General Advice Leaflet COVID-19
Community Poster COVID-19
Community Leaflet COVID-19
Travelers Leaflet COVID-19
Isolation Leaflet COVID-19
Workplace Leaflet COVID-19
Hand Hygiene Poster COVID-19
Social Distance Poster COVID-19
Shared Toilets and Taps Poster COVID-19
Cleaning Poster COVID-19
Mental Health for Health Workers Leaflet COVID-19

Brazilian localization

Brazilian First Line Facility Management of Possible COVID-19

Archived content: coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

First Line Facility Management of Possible COVID-19
First Line Facility Management of Possible COVID-19
Western Cape COVID-19 Advice for Travellers
Western Cape COVID-19 Advice for Travellers (optimised for landscape screen display)
PACK Mask Information COVID-19

Updated 20 March 2020

Global Mask Information Leaflet COVID-19 (editable)

Guides

PACK Western Cape 2020 (print version)
PACK Western Cape 2020 (eBook)
Adult Primary Care (APC) 2019/20 (print version)
Adult Primary Care (APC) 2019/20 (eBook)

Other resources

Samples of Guides

PACK Adult Global 2018
PACK Adult Western Cape 2019
PACK Child Western Cape 2017/2018
Adult Primary Care 2019/20
PALM Plus 2011/12 (Malawi)
PACK Botswana Adult 2013
PACK Brasil Adulto 2018
PACK Nigeria Adult 2018/19
Ethiopian Primary Health Care Clinical Guidelines 2017

Samples of Material

PACK Child
PACK Community Health Worker

Infographics

PACK Guide Infographic
PACK Programme Infographic
PACK Core Principles Infographic

Videos

PACK – Practical Approach to Care Kit
KTU partnership with BMJ
PACK Practical Approach to Care Kit - slidecast
PACK Guide
PACK Training

PACK Open Day Posters (2017)

PACK Guide poster
PACK Training poster
PACK Core Principles poster
PACK Brazil poster
PACK Nigeria poster
BMJ (BP) & PACK poster
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