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Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance on use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in non-inpatient health care settings, during the COVID-19 outbreak

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Publication date: 
11 May 2020
Publication type: 
Fact Sheet
Intended audience: 
Health sector

This information sheet includes: 

  • background
  • current status of COVID-19 in Australia
  • general guidance for patients presenting for non-inpatient health care
  • COVID-19 is not suspected
  • COVID-19 is suspected
  • general guidance on the use of transmission-based precautions in patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19
  • clinical consultation in the context of suspected or confirmed COVID-19
  • specimen collection in the context of suspected or confirmed COVID-19
  • more information