COVID-19 Outbreak in Sri Lanka: Guidance for Sri Lankan General Practitioners

Provisional Clinical Practice Guidelines on COVID-19 suspected and confirmed patients

In collaboration with Ceylon College of Physicians Coordinated by Epidemiology Unit

March 2020

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COVID-19  Outbreak in Sri Lanka: Guidance for Sri Lankan General Practitioners

March 17, 2020

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Guideline for the Home quarantine / Quarantine in non-health care settings – MoH

March 2020

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19: A guide to UK GPs

March 10, 2020

  • Consider covid-19 infection in anyone with cough, fever, or breathlessness who has had contact with someone with covid-19, or has returned from a high-risk area in the 14 days before the onset of symptoms
  • Every effort should be made to avoid in-person assessment of patients with possible covid-19 in primary care
  • GP surgeries should plan ahead and develop clear protocols for managing possible cases, including isolation procedures, personal protective equipment, seeking specialist advice, and decontamination.

What should I do if I suspect a patient may have coronavirus disease 2019? Covid-19 in primary care (UK)- INFOGRAPHIC

ASSUMPTION: Transmission will be primarily through exposure to respiratory droplets and direct contact with patients and their contaminated environments.

Universal Early Preparation

☐ Educate staff and patients about changes they can expect to be implemented in the office

during an outbreak or pandemic, and about ways to prepare themselves and their families.

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