Department of Health

These guidelines detail specific infection prevention and control measures required to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.

The principles outlined in this document apply broadly to a variety of settings, including:

  • acute/subacute healthcare settings
  • first responders and patient transport
  • residential care facilities (RCF). In this document, RCF refers to any public or private accommodation facility where residents sleep, eat and live either temporarily or on an ongoing basis, such as residential aged care facilities (including nursing homes and hostels), residential care facilities for people with physical and cognitive/behavioural disabilities, and other similar accommodation settings
  • primary and community health care.


Date published
03 Jan 2023
26 pages

Reviewed 04 January 2023

Contact details

Infection Prevention Control Advice and Strategy (IPCAS)

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