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Scottish Drug Forum, Sexual Health and BBV Prevention Leads Group. (2020) Scotland: Guidance on contingency planning for people who use drugs and COVID-19. Edinburgh: Scottish Drug Forum. 11 p.

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Guidance has been produced on contingency planning for people who use drugs and COVID-19 in Scotland. The intention of the Guidance is to support local areas and services in their contingency planning for COVID-19 in relation to people who use drugs and particularly the provision of opiate substitution treatment and injecting equipment provision. This guidance aims to assist contingency planning for the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in relation to people who use drugs (PWUD). The aim is to raise awareness of potential problems that may arise and offer suggestions as to how these challenges might be mitigated. The Guidance is not meant to replace local contingency planning but to aid further development with regard to meeting specific challenging issues that areas are likely to be faced.

[Note: This publication may be updated periodically, the latest version is available through the SDF website link.

See also, the Drug and Alcohol Findings analysis for this report]

Item Type:Evidence resource
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general, Opioid
Intervention Type:AOD disorder drug therapy, AOD disorder treatment method, AOD disorder harm reduction
Date:20 March 2020
Pages:11 p.
Publisher:Scottish Drug Forum
Corporate Creators:Scottish Drug Forum, Sexual Health and BBV Prevention Leads Group
Place of Publication:Edinburgh
Edition:(v1.0)
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Subjects:G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > Viral disease
HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method > Substance replacement method (substitution)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care delivery
T Demographic characteristics > Person who injects drugs (Intravenous / injecting)
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom > Scotland

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