Prevent the spread of infection - what non-clinical staff can do
Video: Preventing the spread of infection for reception and non-clinical staff
Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) if you are a healthcare professional caring for a patient with suspected or confirmed coronavirus.
This includes a:
- surgical face mask
- face shield or goggles
- clean, non-sterile, disposable long-sleeved gown - if this is not available, wear a plastic apron and roll up sleeves
Airborne precautions are only needed if an aerosol-generating procedure is being performed on a patient with suspected or confirmed coronavirus.
Personal protective equipment
Watch a video on how to put on and take off personal protective equipment.
Guidance for healthcare professionals
- infection prevention and control guidance for coronavirus
- advice for GPs on assessment and management of patients with suspected coronavirus infection
Detailed information for health professionals is available through the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC).