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Australian Guidelines for Coronavirus Cleaning (COVID-19)

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Environmental cleaning of patient care areas

  • Cleaners should observe contact and droplet precautions (as above).
  • Frequently touched surfaces (such as doorknobs, bedrails, tabletops, light switches, patient handsets) in the patient’s room should be cleaned daily.
  • Terminal cleaning of all surfaces in the room (as above plus floor, ceiling, walls, blinds) should be performed after the patient is discharged.
  • A combined cleaning and disinfection procedure should be used, either 2-step – detergent clean, followed by disinfectant; or 2-in-1 step – using a product that has both cleaning and disinfectant properties.  Any hospital-grade, TGA-listed disinfectant that is commonly against norovirus is suitable, if used according to manufacturer’s instructions.


Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

CDNA National guidelines for public health units.

 Page last updated: 28 February 2020

The Series of National Guidelines have been developed in consultation with the Communicable Diseases Network Australia and endorsed by the Australian Health Protection Principle Committee. Their purpose is to provide nationally consistent advice and guidance to public health units in responding to a notifiable disease event. These guidelines capture the knowledge of experienced professionals, built on past research efforts, and provide advice on best practice based upon the best available evidence at the time of completion.

This document summarises interim recommendations for surveillance, infection control, laboratory testing and contact management for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). It is the first national guidance issued for COVID-19 and will be further developed into the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) CDNA National Guidelines for Public Health Units (COVID-19 SoNG).

Current version: 1.13, published 28 February 2020.

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