COVID-19 is the name of a disease caused by a coronavirus and was first reported in December 2019 in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic on 11 March 2020 and all EU countries and the UK are affected. This page brings together resources on COVID-19 and its impact on the people who use drugs (PWUD) and those providing services in the field.
What specific risks are people who use drugs (PWUD) likely to face during the COVID-19 pandemic? What services will they need? How will professionals working with this group adapt on the frontline? These are among the questions raised and answered in a new EMCDDA briefing.