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]
SESN21-21: Key standards for environmental cleanliness (NHS organisations) (10th December 2021)[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)
Quick Reference Guide for Care and Residential Settings v.1 (9 August 2022) [English]
Quick Reference Guide for Care and Residential Settings v.1 (9 August 2022) [Welsh]
SOP-020: Management of Acute Respiratory Infection incidents in care and residential settings v.1 (11 January 2023) [English]
SUP-029: COVID-19 addendum: Key standards for guiding environmental cleanliness for care homes in Wales (10 March 2021) [English]
PHW Info Pack for Care Homes in Wales 2022-23 (influenza Covid-19 and S.pneumoniae) v1a (12 January 2023) [English]