Guidance Note for Women Protection Centers operating during the COVID-19 pandemic


Women Protection Centers must take special precautions to protect their residents, employees, and visitors from COVID-19 to mitigate the risks to contract and spread the virus. The purpose of this guidance note is to guide Women Protection Centers (WPC) (shelters) to provide services during the COVID-19 crisis. This is a living document that will continue to evolve as the COVID-19 situation develops, and as we learn more about COVID-19. It was jointly developed by UN Women Afghanistan and Colombo Plan to be used by all Women Protection Centers in Afghanistan.

The Objective of this document is to provide guidance for Women Protection Centers of Afghanistan, in the context of COVID-19 to: 

  1. Prevent COVID-19 from entering the shelter;
  2. Prevent COVID-19 from spreading within the shelter; and 
  3. Prevent COVID-19 from spreading to outside the facility. 

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