Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We're supporting the health and social care system as it continues to respond to the pandemic.

We've brought together guidance, resources and other information that may help you. You can also register for updates.

NICE products on COVID-19Search all our guidance and advice

Guidelines about COVID-19

We've developed rapid guidelines with NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) and a cross-speciality clinical group, supported by the specialist societies and royal colleges. These guidelines were developed quickly using a different approach to normal and we’re keeping them under review.

Rapid evidence summaries

These look at the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 treatments. We're working with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to facilitate rapid review of information and advice.

Resources to help restore services

Many of our resources could help the health and social care system return to more normal levels of non-COVID services and act on lessons learned during the first peak. We also have resources to help local partnerships tackle their priorities. For advice specific to your area, contact your local NICE field team.

Clinical knowledge summaries

These are concise, accessible summaries of current evidence for primary care professionals.

We've added some information about COVID-19, which is largely based on guidance from Public Health England.

RAPID-C19 initiative

The RAPID-C19 initiative is a multi-agency approach that aims to get treatments for COVID-19 to NHS patients quickly and safely.

It also helps frontline staff in health and social care understand the options they have for treating affected patients.

Shared learning examples

These are case studies of how our guidance has been used in practice by health, local government and social care organisations. They are written by the organisations and shouldn't be interpreted as our endorsement of the approach taken.

NHSE&I specialty guides

The specialty guides are aimed at specialists working in hospitals in England during the pandemic. They aim to help departments continue essential care for patients while supporting the wider hospital and community to provide care for people with COVID-19.


More information and resources

Using wider sources of data and evidence in our work

A guide for internal guidance developers and external collaborators on assessing the quality of wider sources of data and evidence in our COVID-19 guidance.

Evidence standards framework for tests

A 3-stage approach to help anyone working on testing for COVID-19 to collect the best possible data and evidence while tests are being quickly developed and validated.

Support for developers of medicinal products

A guide to evidence collection for medicines, plus free scientific advice for researchers developing novel diagnostics or therapeutics for COVID-19.