The key principles for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) usage are:

  • You must change gloves/aprons between patients.
  • You must decontaminate your hands between patients.
  • Remember to avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes.
  • COVID-19 is spread predominantly by respiratory droplets, hence surgical masks are appropriate for routine care.
  • Surgical masks are to be worn by patients with possible or confirmed COVID-19 if tolerated, provided this does not compromise care.
  • Administration of pressurised humidified oxygen and administration of medication via nebulisation are not aerosol generating procedures.