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New resource: COVID-19 pandemic preparedness toolkit

Posted on August 3, 2020

Primary Health Tasmania has developed a toolkit to support general practice and other primary healthcare settings with COVID-19 pandemic preparedness and response.

The toolkit includes:

  • a COVID-19 outbreak preparedness framework outlining considerations for staff, clinic layout, infection prevention and control
  • information about implications for general practice and other primary healthcare settings during different phases of the COVID-19 pandemic response according to case numbers and risk level
  • guidance around roles and responsibilities in the event a staff member becomes a confirmed case of COVID-19, outlining steps in case and contact management
  • principles and protocols for managing patients with acute respiratory symptoms in general practice, including how to set up an isolation room and cleaning procedures.

Click here to download an online copy of the toolkit.