All agencies involved in the transfer/transport of COVID-19 suspected, probable or confirmed patients are to implement their agency-specific standard, droplet and contact precautions.

For patient transport in a car refer to Clinical Excellence Commission - COVID-19 Infection prevention and control guidance for home visits.

If tolerated, a surgical mask should be placed on patients during the transfer.

The transferring health facility is to notify NSW ambulance or other transport agencies on the patient’s condition, including their COVID-19 risk status, to ensure all staff involved in the patient transfer are aware of the PPE requirements prior to arrival. The transporting agency is to notify the area receiving the patient where possible.

Return to COVID‐19 Acute Severe Behavioural Disturbance Risk Formulation Framework.

Current as at: Wednesday 20 October 2021
Contact page owner: Health Protection NSW