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.
Note: From 4pm AEST Friday 8 October 2021, all Queensland LGAs should enact "low risk" PPE usage in all settings except fever clinics, which will remain at "moderate risk".
- Personal protective equipment in healthcare delivery, community health and in-home care settings, correctional services (UPDATED 8/09/2021) (PDF 384 kB) (Source: Queensland Health)
- Personal protective equipment in residential aged care and disability accommodation services (UPDATED 13/08/2021) (PDF 368 kB)
*The Escalation of personal protective equipment usage in healthcare delivery, community health and care services, in-home care settings, and for healthcare delivery in correctional services documents have been combined into one document.
Vaccine PPE requirements
Other PPE guidance documents
- For consultation Interim infection prevention and control guidelines for the management of COVID-19 in healthcare settings Version 1.20 19 July 2021(PDF 1094 kB) (Source: Queensland Health)
- Please note: links to appendices have been removed in anticipation of a statewide consultation on the interim guideline (version 1.20 19 July 2021), current versions of the appendices are available in the interim guideline.
- General considerations for conserving personal protective equipment (PPE) (PDF 86 kB) (Source: Queensland Health)
- Guideline for CleanSpace HALO (PDF 1298 kB) (Source: Queensland Health)
Applying PPE safely
- Safe fitting and removal of PPE 'Updated August 2021'(PDF 7112 kB) (Source: Queensland Health)
Fit checks and fit testing resources
- 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)
- 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.