To support countries’ preparedness effort on the COVID-19 outbreak, WHO`s Department of Health Security and Preparedness has developed a generic COVID-19 tabletop exercise package. The exercise aims to examine and strengthen existing plans, procedures and capabilities to manage an imported case of 2019-nCov and targets the health authorities at the national level. The simulation package consists of different elements including: A participants’ guide and a facilitators’ guide to explain what is expected from the different people involved in the preparation and running of the exercise. A PowerPoint presentation to support the facilitation of the exercise and its subsequent debriefing A set of reference documents and technical guidance on 2019-nCov The package highlights clearly where some minor adaptions are needed to make the simulation country-specific and more relevant to the participants.
Training, outbreak preparedness, simulation, outbreak management, preparedness,