Resources on coronavirus (COVID-19) infection prevention control, advice for health professionals, health care services and non-health care sectors.
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Infection control guidelines

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection control guidelines Version 5.0 - 26 October 2020 (Word) 

Resources, information and guides for the care of patients and at-risk groups during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are available on the Clinical guidance and resources page.

Information and advice on how businesses 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 is available on the Preventing infection in the workplace page.

Healthcare workers guidelines and resources

Guidelines, position statements and resources for healthcare workers including personal protective equipment (PPE) for different healthcare and community settings. Further resources also available on Healthcare services and professionals – coronavirus (COVID-19) page.

Guidelines

PPE for community service providers for prevention of coronavirus (COVID-19) (Word) 

Guide to the conventional use of PPE (Word) 

PPE for the provision of mental health services (PDF) 

Resources

Download a poster of what face masks you can and can't wear (PDF).

Download a poster of what face masks you can and can't wear (Word).

How to put on (don) and take off (doff) your personal protective equipment (PPE) separately (PDF) 

How to put on (don) and take off (doff) your personal protective equipment (PPE) together (PDF) 

How to put on (don) and take off (doff) disposable plastic aprons (PDF)

Personal protective equipment (PPE) for contact droplet precautions video

Airborne and contact precautions – Gown and gloves removed separately (PDF)

Airborne and contact precautions – Gowns and gloves removed together (PDF)

Droplet and contact precautions - Gown and gloves removed separately (PDF)

Droplet and contact precautions - Gowns and gloves removed together (PDF)

Use of eye protection for healthcare workers (Word)

Factsheet: Extended P2/N95 respirator and eye protection use - preventing facial injury during coronavirus (Word)

Caring for facial skin when wearing a surgical face mask (PDF)

Caring for facial skin when wearing a P2/N95 respirator and eye protection (PDF)

Caring for facial skin applying dressings under PPE (PDF)

Glove use in the healthcare setting during coronavirus (COVID-19) (Word)

HoverMatt® use in healthcare settings (Word)

Guidance on CPR and coronavirus (COVID-19) from the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce

Non-fluid resistant N95 respirators - FAQs (Word)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission from air-circulating, wind-blowing devices and activities (Word)

Waste disposal resources

Information and resources on how to dispose of clinical waste and personal protective equipment for workplaces and individuals.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Disposing of clinical waste - How to manage clinical waste from coronavirus (COVID-19) and arrange for collections in various workplace settings.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Disposing of PPE at home and in the workplace - How to dispose of PPE at home and in the workplace.

Guidelines and resources for environmental cleaning

Information and advice on how businesses 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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cleaning guidelines for workplaces (Word)

Factsheet - Cleaning guidelines – cleaning workforce coronavirus (COVID19) (Word)

Factsheet - Cleaning guidelines – cleaning supervisors coronavirus (COVID19) (Word)

Factsheet - Cleaning guidelines – building owners and managers coronavirus (COVID19) (Word)

Cleaning checklists:

Checklist for engaging cleaning services (Word)

Checklist for monitoring routine cleaning services (Word)

Checklist for engaging cleaning services for a COVID-deep clean (Word)

Cleaning checklist template for COVID-deep cleans (Word)

COVID-deep clean 'Certificate of Completion' template (Word)

Training completion register template (Word)

Aged care sector resources

Resources and information on personal protective equipment (PPE) and online infection prevention and control for coronavirus (COVID-19) training courses for the aged care sector, visit the Aged Care sector page.

Training

Australian Government Department of Health coronavirus (COVID-19) infection control training

Monash health PPE training program

Monash University face-to-face PPE training to Victoria’s aged care facilities (RACF)

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

For more information and to access the modules, see the Community services - all sector page.

Information for people with disability

Resources and information for people with a disability, their families and carers about coronavirus (COVID-19).

Information for people with disability- coronavirus (COVID-19)