Infection Prevention and Control (IP&C) and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) advice

The following resources provide general IP&C and PPE advice and information. Local policies, procedures and work practices should also be referred to.

SA Health resources

Further information about the COVID-19 PPE Decision Matrix

When caring for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, the minimum required PPE is a PFR and protective eye wear. Airborne transmission has been recognised as the dominant route of transmission of COVID-19. However, droplet and aerosolised infectious particles can also be a source of direct and indirect transmission at times. A local risk assessment should always be undertaken to determine the most appropriate requirements to maintain patient and staff safety. Standard precautions continue to be required for all patients, regardless of infectious status.

Australian Government Department of Health (DoH) resources

Industry specific advice

The following state and national resources also provide industry specific COVID-19 advice.

Aged care

Disability care

Primary and community healthcare

Maritime industry

For information regarding infection prevention and control measures for the maritime industry, refer to the Australian Government Department of Health maritime industry webpage.

PPE and IP&C education resources

For examples of additional IP&C general educational resources available, refer to the following webpages and video links:

SA Health

Australian Government Department of Health

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

World Health Organisation (WHO)

Procurement and supply strategies

For procurement advice and assistance refer to the SA Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management Supplier Information webpage.