The resources listed below are all important for assisting health care providers, no matter their health setting, to support the provision of safe interactions during care delivery. We have provided links to the Ministry of Health Personal Protective-Equipment (PPE) guidance as the main source of information.

Advisory statement for New Zealand primary care skin cancer practice during the COVID-19 pandemic (Skin Cancer College Australasia)

An advisory statement for New Zealand primary care skin cancer practice during the COVID-19 pandemic prepared by the Skin Cancer College Australasia. It provides guidance for practitioners and their staff during COVID-19 pandemic alert levels 1–4. Each practitioner is recommended to interpret this statement in the context of their local situation which may evolve over time, and that some of the included links may also be removed from their source as the levels change.

Airway checklists (Waitemata DHB)

These checklists and demonstration video from Waitemata DHB help health care workers with the necessary steps to intubate a patient in a negative pressure room.

Checklists to support staff in high-risk clinical procedures (Capital & Coast DHB)

Checklists developed by Capital and Coast DHB to help health care workers with the necessary steps when intubating patients in the emergency department, intensive care unit or operating theatre.

Guidance for preventing and controlling COVID-19 outbreaks in New Zealand aged residential care (Health Quality & Safety Commission) 

This guidance document provides practical assistance to aged residential care facilities in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Hand hygiene resources (Health Quality & Safety Commission)

The Commission is making the hand hygiene resources below available free-of-charge, until stocks run out. After this, PDFs of the resources will continue to be available. Hard copy resources can be ordered here:


How to keep your home bubble safe (Ministry of Health / Health Quality & Safety Commission)

Guidance on keeping you and your whānau and family safe when you have finished work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to put on and remove PPE (391KB, pdf) (Northern Region Health Coordination Centre)

This double poster provides key reminders on how to 'put on' and and 'safely remove' your PPE

Personal protective equipment use in health care (Ministry of Health)

This link provides you with the information on using PPE across different settings such as community-based midwives, staff caring for COVID-19 positive patients in hospital.

Prevention of central line-associated bacteraemia how-to guide, poster and factsheet (Health Quality & Safety Commission)

This how-to guide, poster and factsheet provide information about prevention of central line-associated bacteraemia.

Prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia (Health Quality & Safety Commission)

This factsheet provides information about how to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) using an evidence-based practice VAP bundle.

Transmission of COVID-19 and the role of face masks in health settings (397KB, pdf) (Ministry of Health)

This document provides clarification on when and how health care workers should wear medical/surgical masks correctly. The correct and consistent use of medical/surgical masks will ensure they are available to protect frontline health care workers when they need it

World Hand Hygiene Day poster (Hand Hygiene New Zealand)

A new poster from Hand Hygiene New Zealand is available for any health care setting or business, to remind people of the importance of hand hygiene.

World Hand Hygiene Day 2020: Nurses and midwives, clean care is in your hands! (WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region)

An animated infographic highlighting the role of nurses and midwives amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last updated 12/05/2020