Interim guidance for the poliomyelitis (polio) surveillance network in the context of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

This document aims to provide global guidance on poliomyelitis (polio) surveillance in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It comes as a technical complement to Polio eradication programme continuity, Immunization in the context of COVID-19 pandemic frequently asked questions, and is aligned with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) commitment to support the COVID-19 pandemic response. It highlights the decision making framework to guide the level of polio surveillance activities at country level including; the measures to put in place to ensure a minimum level of polio surveillance in the field and in the laboratory, and the trigger to return to normal polio function.