Department of Health

Position statement - powered air purifying respirators

This document provides background, considerations and recommendations on respiratory protective equipment (RPE) use for healthcare workers.

During the COVID-19 pandemic there has been heightened demand for RPE. In Victoria, healthcare workers must wear an P2/N95 respirator, typically disposable, when providing care to a high-risk suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case, as well as during aerosol-generating procedures. 


Date published
05 Sep 2022
3 pages

Reviewed 14 December 2022

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