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FIP Guidance on COVID-19

This guidance is based on the available evidence and the recommendations of reputable organisations such as the World Health Organization, the United States and the European Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, and others, at the time of publishing. Knowledge on COVID-19 is rapidly changing and recommendations may change accordingly. Although FIP will strive to keep these guidelines up to date, we recommend consulting the websites of these organisations and any newly available evidence for the most recent updates. Our guidance is divided into four sections. Guidance specifically for community, hospital and clinical biology sectors can be found in Section 2 “Guidelines for pharmacists and the pharmacy workforce”. The guidance is supplemented with summaries.

1. Clinical information and treatment guidelines

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2. Guidelines for pharmacists and the pharmacy workforce

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3. Frequently asked questions and myth busting

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4. COVID-19 Additional resources

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*FIP is collaborating with its member organisations and other partners to make its guidance available in different languages, for maximal dissemination and use. We will notify our networks social media as translations are released.

FIP Guidance Summaries

COVID-19 transmission and incubation

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Community pharmacy interventions and patient counselling

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Pharmacy operations and facilities: ensuring safety for all and continuity of service

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Community pharmacy procedures

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Community pharmacy contingency plans

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Patient isolation and referral

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Cleaning and disinfection management

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Treatment guidelines and medicines to be stocked

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Use of masks

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Notice to community pharmacy patients and customers

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Other FIP resources

FIP call to action to support pharmacists and pharmacy workers on the coronavirus/COVID-19 frontline
This call to action is also available in ArabicChineseFrench, GreekMontenegrin, PortugueseRussian, Serbian and Spanish. More translations to come.


Resources from FIP members and others*

*Please note that this sharing of guidance and examples from our member organisations and others is not an endorsement of these materials and we can take no responsibility for their accuracy or their being up-to-date.


Pharmaceutical Confederation of Argentina: "Protocolo COFA de actuación en la farmacia comunitaria ante la pandemia de coronavirus"


Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Associations:


Pharmaceutical Society of Australia:

Pharmacy Guild of Australia: Information and guidance for community pharmacies in Australia

University of Melbourne: The lessons from past pandemics


Austrian Pharmacists Chamber:  "Measures taken in the wake of the corona crisis concerning community pharmacies in Austria"


Brazilian Federal Council of Pharmacy:


Canadian Pharmacists Association:


Chinese Pharmaceutical Association:

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak prevention and control: Guidance and management strategies for pharmacists and the pharmacy workforce  Chinese    English
  • Expert consensus to guide the prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic for retail pharmacy staff Chinese    English
  • Hospital pharmacy professional committee expert consensus on rational drug use in clinical practice for COVID-19  Chinese    English

China Taiwan

Taiwan Society of Health-System Pharmacists: Community Pharmacists in Taiwan at the Frontline Against the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic: Gatekeepers for the Rationing of Personal Protective Equipment"

Costa Rica

College of Pharmacists of Costa Rica:


"COVID-19 guidance"


European Association of Hospital Pharmacists: COVID-19 Resource Centre

Pharmaceutical Group of European Union: COVID-19 Information Hub


French Chamber of Pharmacists:

COVID-19 Information for pharmacists

The International Conference of French-speaking Chambers of Pharmacists (CIOPF):

COVID-19 News, resources and information


Federal Union of German Associations of Pharmacists:


Ministry of Health Greece: Instructions for protection against respiratory infection from the new coronavirus

Panhellenic Association of Pharmacists (PEPharm): COVID-19

National Pubic Health Organization: New Covid-19 corona - Instructions




"COVID-19 pandemic guidance document for Malaysian pharmacists"  English    Malaysian


Nepal Pharmaceutical Association: COVID-19 Guideline for pharmacists and pharmacy assistant


COVID-19. Ten steps guidance for pharmacy teams. English  Arabic.


Philippine Pharmacists Association: Community Pharmacy Guide COVID-19 Preparedness


Actions against COVID (Portuguese Pharmaceutical SocietyPortuguese Pharmaceutical Society and National Association of Pharmacies of Portugal)

Portuguese Pharmaceutical Society:

National Association of Pharmacies of Portugal:

"Boas Practicas e estrategias a adopter pelas farmacias"

ANF Thank you pharmacies video

APFH - Associação Portuguesa de Farmacêuticos Hospitalares

Hospital pharmacy recommendations


General Pharmaceutical Council of Spain:


Proposal on sustainable hand hygiene in low- and middle-income countries

United Kingdom

Royal Pharmaceutical Society: 

UK Government: How tests and testing kits for coronavirus (COVID-19) work 

Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support

United Nations

UNESCO: COVID-19 Educational Disruption and Response 




Association of Chemistry and Pharmacy:


American Pharmacists Association: "COVID-19 Practice Resources"

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists: "Assessment of Evidence for COVID-19-Related Treatments"

National Academy of Medicine: Coronavirus resources

National Institutes of Health: COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines

University of Colorado, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences & Colorado Pharmacists Society: "COVID-19: Implications for Pharmacists" (PowerPoint slides)

United States Pharmacopeia:

Questions from FIP members and member organisations

End of life care


Articles & Other



FIP COVID-19 Timeline



In memoriam

Pharmacy teams are risking their lives to continue to provide health care to their communities and support our health systems during this coronavirus pandemic. Inevitably, deaths of colleagues from COVID-19 are being reported to FIP from around the world.  With this list, we would like to make sure that none of these colleagues are forgotten.

Adriana Alia Gómez (Spain)
Camillo Alinovi (Italy)
Oscar J. Álvarez Rodríguez (Spain)
Teresa Baca Cruces (Spain)
Jayesh Bhanubhai Patel (UK)
Reanna Casalini (Italy)
Florentina Cimiano Valera (Spain)
Raffaele Corbellini (Italy)
María del Carmen Cuadrado (Spain)
Paolo D’Ambrogi (Italy)
Francesco De Donno (Italy)
Santiago Díez García (Spain)
İsmail Durmuş (Turkey)
Patrizio Forti Paolini (Italy)
Amparo Gadea (Spain)
Pedro García  (Spain)
İhsan Giray (Turkey)
Julio Gutiérrez Montalvo (Spain)
Himmet Taştan Kardaşlar (Turkey)
José Tomás Mijimolle (Spain)
Fernando Marcantonio (Italy)
Ekrem Özdemir (Pharmacy technician, Turkey)
Mehool Patel (UK)
Hilario Pellín (Spain)
Antonio Perani (Italy)
Nieves Quiralte Abello (Spain)
Michel Renson (Belgium)
Lorenzo Repetto (Italy)
Daniela Rigoni (Italy)
Manuel Ruiz (Spain)
Francisco Javier Santamaría Blanco (Spain)
Pooja Sharma (Hospital pharmacist, UK)
Mandy Sifforn (Community pharmacy technician, UK)
Süreyya Sıpkınkurt (Turkey)
Yingjie Song (China)
Antonio Tilli (Italy)
Merih Yalçınöz (Turkey)
Jermaine Wright (UK) 
Luis (surname withheld) (Spain)
Pharmacist (name withheld) (Spain)



Last update 25 May 2020

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