Interim recommendations for the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) during hospital care of people with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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Publication date: 
14 February 2020
Last updated: 
17 February 2020
Publication type: 
Intended audience: 
General public

This information sheet includes:

  • background 
  • general principles 
  • contact and droplet precautions for use in routine care 
  • contact and airborne precautions for aerosol-generating procedures (AGPs) and care of clinically ill patients requiring high level/high volume hands-on contact outside of ICU 
  • care of critically ill patients in ICU 
  • additional precautions 
  • where can I get more information?