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COVID-19 (Coronavirus info)

Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

Infection Prevention and Control

Here you will find all of our information and resources concerning COVID19 Coronavirus.

The current situation necessitates that clinicians have a high index of suspicion for possible Coronavirus (2019n – CoV) in patients presenting with acute respiratory illness.  Please check HPS website link below for up to date list of at risk countries.

Currently this virus is classified as a High Consequence Infectious Diseases (HCID) transmitted by the airborne route.  It is also spread by respiratory droplets or aerosol transmission in addition to contact routes.

Laboratory Sampling for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV2) GGC Guidelines

Eye Protection (17/02/21)

PPE Donning & Doffing Poster for Covid-19

PPE required for the respiratory care pathway  (01.12.21)

PPE required for the non-respiratory pathway  (01.12.21)

PPE required when undertaking AGP's  (29.12.21)

PPE for Unit Wide Airborne Precautions  (24/09/21)

Infection Prevention and Control advice can be found on the HPS website

Winter (21/22), Respiratory Infections in Health and Care Settings Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Addendum

Respiratory Screening Questions (PDF)  (13.12.21)

Respiratory Pathway Flowchart   (PDF)   (13.12.21)

Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Educational Resources HPS Link  (21.12.20)

COVID-19 Fact Sheet (26.01.22)

COVID-19 Fact Sheet for Contacts (26.01.22)

Information on Wearing a Surgical Mask (25.06.21)

Aide Memoire on AGPs for IPCT (20.08.21)

Amended Virology Report  (13.08.21)

Information for Visitors about Wearing a Face Covering  (20.08.21)

SBAR Assessing feasibility of red pathway tool  (27.08.21)

Environmental Risk Assessment Algorithm  (27.08.21)

Amber Room Instructions For All Staff  (30.08.21)

Green Room Instructions For All Staff  (30.08.21)

Red Room Instructions For All Staff  (30.08.21)

COVID-19 Ward Leaflet  (24.11.21)

COVID-19 International Travel and Quarantine Information  (13.12.21)

Education Resources  Winter Respiratory Preparedness  (13.12.21)

To view the video on aerosol generating procedures, click here

To view the video on droplet precautions, click here 

National Infection Control Guidance (HPS Infection Control Guidance)

Last Updated: 26 January 2022