Infection control and personal protective equipment (PPE) advice


Hospital based care

This document provides advice on what personal protective equipment (PPE) is required and what type of room is appropriate for the patient.

The matrix has 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.

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 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guide for Home Care Providers provides guidance for aged care and disability service providers who offer home care and support services on how to stay safe from COVID-19.

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


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