We can minimise the exposure risk to responders, by only using essential personnel.

Remaining crew members should wait outside.

In the absence of an obvious immediately life threatening problem, always pause more than two metres from the patient and take a brief history about fever, respiratory symptoms, recent international travel and/or recent contact with people suspected or known to have COVID-19.

If you suspect your patient may have COVID-19, phone the Clinical Desk (0800 111 4357). This is to ensure that Clinical Desk personnel can go through a checklist to help ensure that you are safe and that we are following the correct process.

Don appropriate PPE if required, before approaching more closely and commencing a more detailed assessment.

PPE for Alert Levels 1 and 2

PPE for Alert Levles 3 and 4

 

 

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