Resources on coronavirus (COVID-19) infection prevention control for Victorians at work, at home and in the community.

Infection control guidelines

Infection prevention control (IPC) resources

Resources information and guides on how to reduce the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections at home, in the workplace, and in clinical settings.

For more information about being prepared for visitors at home, download the following document:

Resources to help protect yourself and your family:

Posters

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 is available in the Cleaning section or on the Preventing infection in the workplace page.

Personal protective equipment (PPE)

Guidelines, position statements and resources for healthcare workers including personal protective equipment (PPE) for different healthcare and community settings.

Guidelines

Resources

Further resources also available on Healthcare services and professionals – coronavirus (COVID-19) page.

Cleaning

Cleaning guidelines

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.

Factsheets

Cleaning checklists and templates

Cleaning personal items

Waste disposal

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

Healthcare settings

Cleaning personal items

Education and training

The department works with the Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) to develop and deliver specialised IPC training for all workforce sectors.

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

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

Is your business COVIDSafe ready?

Primary Care

Primary Care infection prevention and control consultancy resources to support general practice, Aboriginal community-controlled health services and community pharmacies are available through the PHN Victorian-Tasmanian Alliance website.

 

Aged care

Guidelines

Zones and wayfinding

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, yellow, 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.

Resources

For further resources and information about COVID-19 training courses for the aged care sector, visit the Aged Care sector page.

Disability

For resources and information for people with a disability, their families and carers about coronavirus (COVID-19) visit the Information for people with disability page.

How to don and doff PPE

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