Personal Protective Equipment: Update

Friday 15 May 2020

The enormous work of the procurement teams across government have helped build the state’s supplies of PPE.

WA is in a far better position now in relation to PPE. There is growing confidence of enough PPE to ensure the safety of workers if we are faced with a surge in COVID infection. The union has been advocating for greater transparency on supply and distribution since the beginning of the crisis.

WA Health has now also completed three different guidelines for the identification and use of PPE.

  1. Clinical setting (updated 14 May 2020)

Identification and Use of Personal Protective Equipment in the Clinical Setting During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Policy.

  1. Community setting (New)

Workers in community settings

  1. Professional First Responders (New)

Professional first responders

Further advice on PPE Pathways has also been included on the WA Health website

PPE Pathways


This post first appeared on our COVID-19 news section

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