Our advice for clinicians on the coronavirus is here.
If you are a member of the public looking for information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), including information about the COVID-19 vaccine, go to the NHS website. You can also find guidance and support on the GOV.UK website.
Request to all healthcare settings to implement the revised UK infection prevention and control (IPC) guidance. Letter from Ruth May and Prof Stephen Powis.
Published 24 November 2021.
Campaign materials showing staff, patients and visitors how to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Published 8 March 2021.
Guidance on infection prevention and control for seasonal respiratory infections including SARS-CoV-2.
List of 10 infection prevention and control measures for organisations and systems. Includes board responsibilities, staff testing and patient testing.
Published 23 December 2020.
Steps to minimise nosocomial infections, protect staff and ensure the timely reporting and management of outbreaks and staff absence. Letter from Amanda Pritchard, Ruth May and Prof Stephen Powis.
Published 9 June 2020.
Guidance about coronavirus personal protective equipment (PPE) and infection prevention and control (IPC).
Everything that you need to know on the supply and use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
Updated 24 November 2021.
Information about the dedicated supply channel for personal protective equipment (PPE).
Confirming the agreement for the use of coveralls as an alternative for non-surgical gowns. Letter from Prof Keith Willett and Prof Yvonne Doyle.
Published 10 April 2020.
Link to two GOV.UK pages about cleaning in non-healthcare settings, and cleaning staff uniforms and clothes.
Link to two GOV.UK pages about managing clinical waste, and blood and body spills.
Steps to stop the spread of coronavirus in healthcare settings. Letter from Ruth May, Steve Powis, Prerana Issar and Pauline Philip.
Published 24 June 2020.