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Personal protective equipment (PPE) and infection control guidance

This page links Queensland clinicians to the latest COVID-19 PPE and infection control information.

Latest updates

Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service, South West Hospital and Health Service and below LGAs:

  • Toowoomba
  • Goondiwindi
  • Lockyer Valley (only postcodes 4352 and 4359)
  • Southern Downs
  • Western Downs (all postcodes except 4428)
  • North Burnett (only postcode 4626)
  • South Burnett
  • Banana (only postcodes 4419 and 4497)
  • Maranoa (only postcodes 4423 and 4427)
  • Cherbourg
  • Balonne (only postcode 4497)
  • Gympie (only postcodes 4605 and 4615)
  • Charleville (postcode 4470)
  • Roma (postcode 4455)
  • Surat (postcode 4417)
Level of risk:
HIGH
Date effective from:
4pm, 14 January 2022

Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service and below LGAs:

  • Douglas
  • Mareeba
  • Yarrabah
  • Cairns
  • Tablelands
  • Cassowary Coast
  • Etheridge
  • Croydon
Level of risk:
HIGH
Date effective from:
9am, 11 January 2022

Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service and below LGAs:

  • Bundaberg
  • Fraser Coast
  • Gladstone (only postcodes 4670, 4674, 4676, and 4678)
  • Gympie (only postcode 4650)
  • North Burnett
Level of risk:
HIGH
Date effective from:
4pm, 10 January 2022

West Moreton Hospital and Health Service and below LGAs:

  • Ipswich LGA
  • Somerset LGA (only postcodes 4311, 4312, 4313)
  • Lockyer Valley LGA (only postcodes 4341, 4342, 4343)
  • Scenic Rim LGA (only postcode 4340, 4307, 4309, 4310)
Level of risk:
HIGH
Date effective from:
11am, 7 January 2022

  • Gold Coast LGA
  • Scenic Rim LGA (only postcodes 4272, 4275, 4211)
Level of risk:
HIGH
Date effective from:
4pm, 5 January 2022

Metro North Hospital and Health Services (MNHHS), Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Services (SCHHS) and the below LGAs, towns and localities:

  • Brisbane LGA (northside, noting that with previous advice of 24 December 2021, all Brisbane LGA is now at the high risk category)
  • Moreton Bay LGA (only postcodes 4019, 4020, 4021, 4022, 4035, 4037 4053, 4055, 4500, 4501, 4502, 4503, 4504, 4505, 4506, 4507, 4508, 4509, 4510, 4511, 4512, 4514, 4516, 4520, 4521, 4552)
  • Somerset LGA (only postcodes 4520, 4521, 4552)
  • Sunshine Coast LGA (only postcodes 4519, 4551, 4552, 4555, 4556, 4558, 4559, 4560, 4564, 4572, 4573, 4575)
  • Gympie LGA (only postcodes 4570, 4580)
  • Noosa LGA (only postcodes 4566, 4565, 4563, 4567
Level of risk:
HIGH
Date effective from:
3pm, 4 January 2022

Metro South Hospital and Health Services and the below LGAs, towns and localities:

  • Brisbane LGA (southside only)
  • Logan LGA
  • Redland LGA
  • Beaudesert LGA
  • Laravale
  • Kooralbyn
  • Christmas Creek
  • Rathdowney
  • Palen Creek
  • Running Creek
Level of risk:
HIGH
Date effective from:
9am, 24 December 2021

  • Emergency Departments
  • Queensland Ambulance Service
  • Queensland Health Vaccination Clinic
Level of risk:
HIGH
Date effective from:
3pm, 22 December 2021

All other LGA’s in Queensland

Level of risk:
Moderate
Date effective from:
3pm, 17 December 2021

Overarching Queensland Health guidance

PPE escalation guidance

Respiratory protective equipment

Safe use of PPE

Posters/infographics

Videos

Correct order of putting on and removing PPE

Other PPE guidance

National guidance

Infection control guidance

Information for consumers, including current advice on the number of confirmed cases in Queensland, can be found at COVID-19 coronavirus information for Queenslanders.

Last updated: 17 January 2022