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Guidance on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in hospitals during the COVID-19 outbreak

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Publication date: 
14 February 2020
Last updated: 
26 May 2020
Publication type: 
Guideline
Intended audience: 
General public
Description: 

This information sheet includes:

  • background 
  • general guidance on procedures performed on patients who are NOT suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • general guidance on procedures performed on patients who are suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • contact and droplet precautions for use in routine care of patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19
  • contact and airborne precautions during aerosol-generating procedures in the care of patients with COVID-19
  • aerosol-generating procedures
  • PPE in specific hospital settings
  • where can I get more information