Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources

ANZSPM has collated the following resources to support our members and others in providing care in the challenging environment presented by the coronavirus COVID-19. 

Australian Government Resources

Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alert - regular updates from the Australian government 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for the health and aged care sector - up-to-date information for the health and aged care sector

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for public gatherings and visits to vulnerable groups;

New Zealand Government Resources

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) - regular updates from the NZ government

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) resources for health professionals

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) information for aged care providers

COVID-19 Advice for public events and mass gatherings;

World Health Organisation (WHO) resources

Coronavirus Technical guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: Rights, Roles and Responsibilities of Health Workers

Integrating palliative care and symptom relief into the response to humanitarian emergencies and crises

Other relevant resources

The Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) COVID-19 Guidelines

Hospice NZ resources webpage COVID-19 response support

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Statement from AHPRA and the National Boards in response to COVID-19 and COVID-19 updates

The NZ Cancer Control Agency endorsed National Centre for Infections in Cancer (NCIC) Interim guidelines on COVID-19

International resources

Northern Care Alliance NHS Group - "COVID-19 and Palliative, End of Life and Bereavement Care in Secondary Care -Role of the speciality and guidance to aid care"

DownloadCOVID-19 and Palliative, End of Life and Bereavement Care in Secondary Care (PDF File - 731k)

BC Centre for Palliative Care Guidelines "Symptom management for adult patients with COVID-19 receiving end-of-life supportive care outside the ICU"

DownloadBC Centre Symptom Management Guidelines (PDF File - 271k)

European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Coronavirus and the Palliative Care Response

Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA) Coronavirus Response and Palliative Care

National Hospice & Palliative Care Organisation (NHPCO) Emergency Preparedness COVID-19 information

Our World in Data Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Statistics and Research

Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

British Geriatrics Society (BGS) good practice guide: Coronavirus: Managing delirium in confirmed and suspected cases

Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) CAPC COVID-19 Response Resources

NICE have released some guidance on critical care including an algorithm on pre- critical care decision-making at

Hospice UK COVID webpage with collected palliative-specific resources

The Royal College of Physicians

Helix Centre working with Central North West London NHS Trust - free for use, but please acknowledge the Helix Centre 

Resources from the Centre to Advance Palliative Care, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, USA. See:

The NEJM provides a collection of free papers regarding COVID epidemic


COVID-19 When to shift resources from containment to treatment - MJA

Disaster of system failure challenges for health care in 2020 - MJA

Preparing for the disaster of a flu pandemic - MJA

Palliating a Pandemic: "All Patients Must Be Cared For" - Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

A Letter of Support for You and Thoughts about COVID-19 - PALLIMED A Hospice & Palliative Medicine Blog

Supporting the Health Care Workforce During the COVID-19 Global Epidemic - JAMA Network

The challenge of providing holistic care in a viral epidemic: opportunities for palliative care - SAGE Journals

Start thinking about palliative care in times of a pandemic: the case of corona... - EAPC President Professor Christoph Ostgathe