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Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources for health professionals, including aged care providers, pathology providers and health care managers


High touched surfaces –such as waiting room chairs, work surfaces, door handles, sinks and switches should be cleaned at least twice a day or if visibly soiled or a known infectious contact using a 2-step method  

  1. The first step is cleaning the surfaces and removing dirt and grime. 
  2. The second step is using a disinfectant to remove all germs and bacteria on the surface. 

A 2-in-1 clean is a product that incorporates both cleaning and disinfecting, reducing cleaning time 

RACGP – APNA Infection prevention and control guidelines for general practices and other office-based and community-based practices 

A ventilation assessment should be provided by a qualified professional service provider for the purpose of a ventilation audit, HVAC health check or assistance with items identified in the self-assessment ventilation guidance. A specialist engineer or Occupational Hygienist will supply the clinic with a certificate of air exchanges for each room/area.   

Mechanical ventilation   

  • purchase and installation of spare parts to ensure the existing ventilation system operates effectively.  
  • upgrading or replacing filters in a ventilation system, such as installing a HEPA filter capable of 6-8 Air Changes per hour (ACH).  
  • Repairs, servicing or cleaning of an existing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system or air conditioning unit.  

Natural ventilation   

  • This requires using windows or doors to create greater air flow.  

Augmented ventilation   

  • Purchase an air purifier using a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter for the premises.  

Other measures   

  • Extractor fans can enhance the effects of other ventilation strategies.  
  • Electric fans to promote air movement if there are existing ventilation strategies in place.  
  • Wall mounted split systems and cassette units that do not have a function to bring fresh air into a space are only eligible if they are used in conjunction with other natural and mechanical ventilation.




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