Resources, information and guides on how to reduce the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections at home, in the workplace, and in clinical settings.
More IPC resources
For information about being prepared for visitors at home, download the following document:
Resources to help protect yourself and your family:
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
The appropriate use of PPE for the Victorian health sector during the COVID-19 pandemic response is detailed within the:
This is supported by the COVID status as documented within:
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
Information and advice on how businesses and other settings can reduce the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the workplace and how to clean and disinfect if you have a case of coronavirus in your workplace.
The department does not endorse or recommend brands of cleaning or disinfectant products.
Cleaning checklists and templates
Cleaning personal items
Infection control training is also available from:
eLearning modules for Community Services Workers
The department has developed three free eLearning modules in collaboration with Anglicare Victoria and Eve Learning for the community services sector. The topics are:
- COVID-safe for Residential Carers
- PPE for Community Workers
- Use of P2/N95 masks
Please find resources here to help you with creating coronavirus (COVID-19) zones, and PPE wayfinding zones in your aged care facility:
PPE for zones
Please find below a series of posters that will help your staff follow infection prevention control procedures for personal protective equipment (PPE) in each of the different types of zones – green, amber and red.
Each zone can be downloaded as a zipfile which contains 2-3 posters. These can be printed and placed in an area where all staff are made aware of the process required.
Reviewed 23 January 2022