2 Minimising risk for patients and healthcare workers

2 Minimising risk for patients and healthcare workers

2.1 When patients with known or suspected COVID‑19 have been identified, follow appropriate UK government guidance on infection prevention and control. This includes recommendations on using personal protective equipment (PPE), patient transfers, and options for outpatient settings.

2.2 If COVID‑19 is later diagnosed in a patient not isolated from admission or presentation, follow UK government guidance on management of exposed healthcare workers and patients in hospital settings.

2.3 All healthcare workers involved in receiving, assessing and caring for patients who have known or suspected COVID‑19 should follow UK government guidance for infection prevention and control. This contains information on using PPE, including visual and quick guides for putting on and taking off PPE.