5th March 2020


The information here largely relies on external sources, so we encourage participants to periodically check the information pages of Public Health England and the WHO for up-to-date advice.

The IGAC2020 LOC, SPC and IGAC are carefully monitoring the situation together with the University of Manchester and the UK Government. This website will continue to be updated as new information becomes available .

Travel information

The frequently updated website Public Health England provides information about the recent COVID-19 developments including links for further information.

General information about the coronavirus can be found on the WHO website or the EDCD website (both in English).

Abstract Submissions

The abstract submission process is free and the registration deadlines are beyond the submission date. We therefore encourage you to continue to submit your abstracts. We will keep you informed of any changes and how the development of the virus is affecting the conference logistics as soon as the situation develops. At the present time we are looking forward to receiving your abstracts.

Protect yourself

The WHO gives advice on how to protect yourself.

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub. When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – discard tissue immediately into a closed bin and clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water. Avoid direct contact with people who are coughing, sneezing, or have a fever. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early. The WHO also has a list of ‘Myth busters’.