Here you will find all of our information and resources concerning COVID19 Coronavirus.
The current situation necessitates that clinicians have a high index of suspicion for possible Coronavirus (2019n – CoV) in patients presenting with acute respiratory illness. Please check HPS website link below for up to date list of at risk countries.
Currently this virus is classified as a High Consequence Infectious Diseases (HCID) transmitted by the airborne route. It is also spread by respiratory droplets or aerosol transmission in addition to contact routes.
PPE Poster - Unsuspected COVID-19 Area (HPS Link )
PPE Poster - High Risk Acute Area (HPS Link)
Eye Protection Poster (01.06.20)
Infection Prevention and Control advice can be found on the HPS website
COVID-19 General Principles Cohorting Guidance (Draft 01.06.20)
Removal from Cohort Ward SOP V1 (8/5/20)
AGP SBAR - Link to HPS document (13/5/20)
Patient Placement SOP (18/5/20)
HPS - Key Messages in the Workplace (Poster) (21/05/20)
To view the video on aerosol generating procedures, click here
To view the video on droplet precautions, click here
National Infection Control Guidance (HPS Infection Control Guidance)