COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Manual

The purpose of this manual is to provide guidance on infection prevention and control requirements for the management of patients or clients with suspected, probable or confirmed COVID-19.

The target audience is staff working in acute and non-acute healthcare settings.

COVID-19 IPAC Manual

COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Manual

Version 3.0 - 6 December 2022

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  • Chapter 1: Provides an introduction to the manual and guidance on infection prevention and control for the management of patients or clients with COVID-19.
  • Chapter 2: Provides an understanding of SARS-CoV-2, safe working principles and strategies to prevent or minimise transmission of COVID-19.
  • Chapter 3: Introduces the COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Response and Escalation Framework, guidance on the levels of COVID-19 transmission risk, and associated infection prevention and control response.
  • Chapter 4: Provides guidance on the use of PPE in acute healthcare settings during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance in this chapter should be considered as the minimum.
  • Chapter 5: Provides advice on specific acute healthcare settings. Content will evolve over time and be added as updates.

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Chapter 1 - Introduction to the manual


Chapter 2 - Infection prevention & control strategies for COVID-19


Chapter 3 - Response and Escalation Framework


Chapter 4 - Personal protective equipment


Chapter 5 - Specific healthcare settings