CEC core guidance resources

Find our key COVID-19 resources on infection prevention and control.


Last updated 18 November 2020

COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control - Response and Escalation Framework V2.0 (PDF)

Published: 18 November 2020 | Audience: health managers and health workers | Size: 1.7 MB KB, 27 pages

This COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Response and Escalation Framework (risk matrix) has been developed to provide guidance to NSW health facilities on the various levels of COVID-19 transmission risk.

Read with: Risk Monitoring Dashboard


Management of COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings V3.3 (PDF)

Updated: 23 October 2020 | Audience: health managers and health workers | Size 590 KB,  34 pages

This document provides comprehensive guidance on infection prevention and control requirements for the management of patients with suspected, probable or confirmed COVID-19 and the use of personal protective equipment in NSW healthcare settings. Extended (sessional) use of some PPE items is included in addition to guidance on patient use of masks.

Read with: Infection Prevention and Control Handbook


COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Advice for Health Workers V3.1 (PDF)

Published: 25 June 2020 | Audience: health workers | Size: 545 KB, 22 pages 

This guide provides an overview of the current infection prevention and control COVID-19 guidance for health workers in NSW.

Read with: Infection Prevention and Control Handbook


Aerosol-generating procedures in relation to COVID-19 (PDF)

Published: 30 July 2020 | Audience: health managers and health workers | Size 137 KB,  4 pages

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to health workers in NSW about risks associated with transmission of SARS-CoV-2 when conducting respiratory aerosol-generating procedures on patients with suspected, probable or confirmed COVID-19, and appropriate transmission-based precautions to reduce this risk.

Read with: Infection Prevention and Control HandbookIPC Management of COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings V3.2

Application of PPE in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic V2.3 (PDF)

Published: 14 August 2020 | Audience: health managers and health workers | Size 1.4 MB, 45 pages

This document provides guidance on using gowns, surgical masks, P2 and N95 masks, mask fit checking and fit testing.