Infection control and personal protective equipment (PPE) advice


Hospital based care

These documents provide advice on what personal protective equipment (PPE) is required and what type of room is appropriate for the patient.

This matrix and summary advice have been developed by SA Health Infectious Disease Physicians for use in the care of hospital patients with suspected and confirmed COVID-19. It is mandatory for all SA Health hospital-based staff.

The matrix is a comprehensive guide and the summary provides quick-look guidance for health professionals who are already familiar with the matrix.

For appropriate infection control precautions when taking diagnostic specimens including the wearing of appropriate PPE during clinical care of people with suspected or confirmed Coronavirus disease 2019 (caused by the virus SARS-CoV2), refer to the Australian Government Department of Health Australian Government Department of Health Guideline for PPE use in non-inpatient care settings (PDF 329KB).

Non-hospital based care

The following PPE guides provide advice for those who work in industries who may have close contact with community members as part of their role. It provides a process for assessing risk and provides appropriate PPE usage and infection control guidelines.

Aged care

Allied Health Professionals

Child Protection Services

Community care

The Infection Control and PPE Advice for Community-based Service Providers (PDF 284KB) fact sheet provides COVID-19 infection control advice, including the appropriate use of PPE for community-based services (healthcare and non-healthcare).

Correction Services and Sheriff’s Office

Disability care providers

Emergency services

Healthcare workers (including GPs)

Marine industry

Security personnel

SA Police

PPE and infection control education resources

Respiratory protection


Procurement and supply strategies