Due to the constant evolution of our understanding about COVID-19 disease, guidance is constantly reviewed and updated. You are advised to check the links below regularly for the most up to date information.
The UK COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control (IP&C) guidance has been developed jointly by the Devolved Administrations (Public Health Wales on behalf of Wales) and Public Health England (PHE), NHS England & NHS Improvement.
SUP-002: National infection prevention and control manual (NIPCM) (Undated) [English]
ADV-006: Key standards for environmental cleanliness (hospital settings) (4 September 2020) [English]
Coronavirus (COVID-19): personal protective equipment (PPE) hub (includes PPE guidance for non-health and social care settings)
FAQ-003: FAQs on using single use/ disposable FFP3 respiratory protective equipment (RPE) for hospital staff (27 April 2021) [English]
Respiratory protective equipment (RPE) (HSE guidance on respiratory protection)
3M™ FT-10 and 3M™ FT-30 qualitative fit testing kits (video from 3M Personal Safety UK on how to carry out a qualitative fit test)
GUI-001: Guidance to prevent COVID-19 among care home residents and manage cases, incidents and outbreaks in residential care settings in Wales (24 November 2021) [English]
SOP-020: Management of incidents, and outbreaks of acute respiratory infection (ARI) in residential care settings for adults for the winter period (2021/22) (30 November 2021) [English]
ADV-001: PHW advisory note - Use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in social care settings (care homes and domiciliary care) (2 March 2021) [English]
SUP-029: COVID-19 addendum: Key standards for guiding environmental cleanliness for care homes in Wales (10 March 2021) [English]
GUI-006: Guide to risk assessment for visiting into or out of care homes during the coronavirus pandemic (16 July 2021) [English]
FAQ-001: Frequently asked questions - Guidance for care homes on when an outbreak of COVID-19 has ended (4 May 2021) [English]
FAQ-002: Frequently asked questions - Guidance for children's care homes and COVID-19 (23 Dec 2020) [English]
SUP-025: Regular testing process for residential care home staff: flow chart (2 March 20201) [English]