In January 2020, Chinese authorities confirmed a new type of coronavirus, known as 2019-nCoV. The Ministry of Health is closely monitoring the situation and following guidance from the World Health Organization.

The most up-to-date 2019-nCoV information and health advice is available on the Ministry of Health website:

To help with the response, the Health Quality & Safety Commission is making the hand hygiene resources below available to the health sector free-of-charge, until stocks run out. After this, PDFs of the resources will continue to be available.

Hard copy resources can be ordered through the Commission’s website using this link:

Last updated 12/02/2020