COVID-19 Information Resources

March 13, 2020

UPDATED: 25th March @ 15:20.

Guidance to Support Prioritisation of the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Current recommendations for the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the Management of Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19

The PHECC Medical Advisory Committee

Guidance to practitioners and responders of all levels .

PHECC COVID19 Advisory V1

Infectious Disease Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

The HSE National Ambulance Service has produced this video (12:30) about the ‘Donning & Doffing Procedure for Infectious Disease Personal Protective Equipment’.

Guidance on interaction with members of the pubic.

Guidance on vehicle decontamination:

Hand Hygiene Practices:

How to protect yourself and others from coronavirus

Follow this advice as strictly as possible and encourage others to follow this advice too.


  • Wash your hands properly and often.
  • Wear appropriate PPE (see video on Donning & Doffing of PPE)
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough and sneeze.
  • Put used tissues into a bin and wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid close contact with people – keep a distance of 2 metres (6.5 feet) between you and others.
  • Avoid crowded places, especially indoors.
  • Stay at home if you are sick to help stop the spread of whatever infection you may have.


  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.
  • Do not share objects that touch your mouth – for example, bottles, cups.
  • Do not shake hands.

COVID-19 coronavirus general hygiene

How to handwash? With soap and water

5 Moments for Hand Hygiene (Leaflet)

CORVID-19 Information Posters (various A4 & A3)

Hand Hygiene poster (PDF 140KB)

COVID-19 A3 poster Landscape (PDF 541KB)

COVID-19 A3 poster (PDF 105KB)