Personal protective equipment (PPE)
Queensland clinicians should use this information to keep patients, colleagues and themselves safe and to reduce and rationalise the use of PPE.
- PPE information guide for clinicians (PDF 209 kB) (Source: Queensland Health) This document summarises key endorsed Queensland policies regarding PPE requirements in Queensland healthcare facilities.
- Interim infection prevention and control guidelines for the management of COVID-19 in healthcare settings (PDF 942 kB) (Source: Queensland Health)
- Appendix 3 – PPE Quick reference guide (PDF 322 kB) (Source: Queensland Health)
- Appendix 5 – Properties of PPE for use in healthcare (PDF 150 kB) (Source: Queensland Health)
- Appendix 6 – Quick reference information about P2/N95 respirators (PDF 156 kB) (Source: Queensland Health)
- Safe fitting and removal of PPE (PDF 7863 kB) (Source: Queensland Health)
- Fit Check for P2/N95 respirator (PDF 1061 kB) (Source: Queensland Health)
- Fit Testing of Particulate Filtration Respirators (PFR or P2/N95 respirators) in respiratory protection programs Guidance Document 30 March 2021 (PDF 393 kB) (Source: Queensland Health)
- General considerations for conserving personal protective equipment (PPE) (PDF 86 kB) (Source: Queensland Health)
Pandemic Response PPE guidance documents
Note: This advice is effective from Thursday 1 April 2021.
In ongoing response to the COVID-19 clusters in Brisbane, all Queenslanders must wear a face mask in indoor spaces. This restriction will be reviewed on 15 April 2021.
In addition, when applying these PPE guidance documents, the following Local Government Areas (LGAs) remain in the “moderate” community transmission risk category:
- Brisbane City Council
- Moreton Bay Regional Council
- Logan City Council
- Redland City Council
- Ipswich City Council
- Rockhampton Regional Council
- Gladstone Regional Council.
NOTE: While all other LGAs currently remain in the ‘low’ risk category, all Residential Aged Care Facilities and Disability residential care facilities throughout Queensland must also implement “moderate” precautions.
- Personal protective equipment in healthcare delivery (NEW 30/03/2021) (PDF 992 kB) (Source: Queensland Health)
- PPE escalation advice to stakeholders (PA health worker case) 13 March 2021 (PDF 429 kB)
- Queensland COVID-19 vaccine rollout PPE advice 15 March 2021 (PDF 418 kB)
- Personal protective equipment in residential aged care and disability accommodation services (PDF 331 kB)
- Personal protective equipment in community health services and in-home care settings (PDF 280 kB) (Source: Queensland Health)
- Personal protective equipment for healthcare delivery in correctional services (PDF 665 kB) (Source: Queensland Health)
- Outpatient areas including medical imaging personal protective equipment (PPE) (PDF 435 kB) (Source: Queensland Health)
- Interim recommendations for the use of PPE during hospital care of people with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (Source: Australian Government)
- PPE demonstration videos for standard, contact, droplet and airborne precautions (Source: Tasmanian Government Department of Health)
Information for consumers, including current advice on the number of confirmed cases in Queensland, can be found at COVID-19 coronavirus information for Queenslanders.