Infection control guidelines
Infection prevention and control online learning
IPC eLearning includes 6 modules: chain of infection, hand hygiene, PPE, cleaning, waste disposal and working in an outbreak.
The package is especially helpful for people working in non-clinical roles in all sectors including public and community health, aged care and disability and in education and industry.
Resources, information and guides on how to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infections at home, in the workplace, and in clinical settings.
Handwashing with soap and water
Cleaning hands with alcohol-based hand rub
Guidelines, position statements and resources for healthcare workers including personal protective equipment (PPE) for different healthcare and community settings.
How to don and doff PPE
Personal protective equipment supply data
This for the health services sector provides current information about stock availability, weeks of cover at current and peak use, and an overview of the supply of each of the models of P2/N95 respirators.
For health service PPE supply enquiries, please contact the following:
Service type Primary source of PPE NDIS Australian Government Department of Health: Private aged care services Australian Government Department of Health: Private hospitals Private suppliers
Personal protective equipment and infection prevention and control - airports and maritime ports
These tools are designed as a checklist and should be used as a prompt to evaluate items that need to be in place to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. The checklists are not meant to replace detailed, site-specific policies, protocols and procedures that every service should have in place. Instead, they are intended to assist in the assessment of COVID-19 infection prevention and control policies and practices to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 transmission among staff, visitors and where applicable residents.
The tools do not provide links to financial assistance, grants, supplies procurement or other assistance schemes. Services are responsible for understanding their eligibility and accessing these resources.
Reviewed 29 June 2022