COVID-19 - infection prevention and control in Health and Social Care settings - an overview

Publication Date: 20 April 2020

​​To support health and social care staff involved in the COVID-19 response, Health Protection Scotland (part of Public Health Scotland), NHS National Services Scotland and NHS Education for Scotland have produced a short recorded webinar. 

This resource will: 

  • Provide an overview of current IPC information to health and social care staff who are supporting the UK COVID-19 response
  • Highlight and answer frequently asked questions received by Health Protection Scotland 
  • Signpost staff to relevant resources 

Areas covered include: 

  • Coronavirus COVID-19-what is it and how is it spread? 
  • What are the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Precautions required to prevent the spread of -COVID-19 including Standard infection prevention and control precautions and transmission based precautions? 
  • Restricting visiting to health care facilities 
  • Staff health Key messages 
  • Signposting for key resources 

The webinar is approximately 19 minutes long and can be found below.

IPC Health and Social Care Settings Final from NES on Vimeo.

Resource information

Public Health Scotland
Publication type:
Guideline and Guidance