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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

Infection Prevention and Control

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.

Laboratory Sampling for nCoV2019/Wuhan Coronavirus GGC Guidelines

PPE Donning & Doffing Poster for Covid-19

PPE Poster - Unsuspected COVID-19 Area  (HPS Link )

PPE Poster - Suspected/Confirmed 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

RAH COVID Pathway (03/04/20) RAH COVID Entrance LAYOUT (03/04/20)

Covid-19 patient pathway 2020 - RHCG clinical policy

Patient Placement Aide Memoire

COVID-19 General Principles Cohorting Guidance

COVID-19 Fact Sheet

COVID-19 Fact Sheet for Contacts

IPC Do's & Don'ts

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)