This publication has been produced by Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection (ARHAI) Scotland, part of NHS National Services Scotland. ARHAI publications are not made available under terms of the OGL.

Monthly assessment of the emerging COVID-19 evidence base, includes literature identified up to 25 October.

This rapid review was conducted ​to determine if the infection prevention and control measures applied in Scotland were suitable for the prevention and management of COVID-19 in health and care settings. The Public Health England 4 Nations COVID-19 IPC guidance​ is assessed in the rapid review.​

In version 18, the search strategy was amended due to updated objectives and a reduced scope – the following sections have been archived:

  • clinical presentation
  • atypical presentation
  • pre-symptomatic transmission
  • reinfection
  • incubation period
  • infectious period
  • face visors
  • hand hygiene​

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Last updated: 04 November 2021
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