COVID-19 - infection prevention and control measures

Publication Date: 08 May 2020

​This detailed resource aims to provide practitioners (perhaps redeployed staff) with the key infection prevention and control measures contained in the National Infection Prevention an​d Control Manual that they will need to protect them and others when caring for a variety of patients including those suspected or confirmed as a COVID-19 case.

There is also a section relating to COVID-19 specific infection prevention and control guidance.

Areas covered​ include:

  • ​What is Coronavirus COVID-19 and how is it spread?
  • Standard infection control precautions (SICPS)
  • Transmission based precautions (TBPs)
  • COVID-19 IPC specific guidance
  • What to do if you develop symptoms​

A shortened version is available​.

These resources are aligned as appropriate with national guidance detailed on this website. Due to the rapidly evolving nature of this response practitioners should refer to the relevant Health Protection Scotland COVID-19 webpages regularly to ensure they are accessing the most up to date guidance and associated resources.

Resource information

Public Health Scotland
Publication type:
Educational materials