COVID-19 Resources

World Health Organisation

General Advice and guidance including situation reports
World Health Organisation

Interim guidance for laboratory biosafety related to 2019-nCoV/COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2
WHO 2019-nCoV Laboratory recommendations
Laboratory Biosafety guidance (PDF resource)
Novel coronavirus 2019 (WHO)


ABSANZ Affiliate Position And Comment

International Federation of Biosafety Associations

The IFBA's Biosafety Guidelines for SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

ABSA International-The Association for Biosafety and Biosecurity
The ABSA SARS-CoV/COVID-19 Toolbox

Considerations for Handling Potential SARS-CoV-2 Samples

European Biosafety Association (EBSA)


Australia Department of Health

SSBA Regulatory Scheme - link to newsletters

  • August 2020 - includes the Department of Health’s continued coordination of the national health sector emergency response to COVID-19, the assessment of SARS-CoV-2 as an SSBA and SSBA laboratory monitoring and compliance arrangements

PHLN guidance on laboratory testing for SARS-CoV-2


Ministry of Health New Zealand

New Zealand


Universities Australia

Principles and Protocols for Reducing the Risk of COVID-19 Transmission at Universitites


Mapped Situation reports (Johns Hopkins)

Coronavirus cases reported World Wide


Australian Travel Advice (Smart Traveller)

Travel Advice (2019-nCoV)


New Zealand Travel Advice (Safe Travel)

Travel Advice (2019-nCoV)




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