Guidance for wearing and removing personal protective equipment in healthcare settings for the care of patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19

Public health guidance

This document provides support to healthcare workers managing suspected or confirmed cases of novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Available in 26 languages.

Executive Summary

The general objectives of the document are:

  • to present the minimal set of personal protective equipment (PPE) required for managing suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases;
  • to make healthcare workers aware of the critical aspects of the donning and doffing of PPE; 
  • to strengthen occupational safety in healthcare workers for patients suspected of, or confirmed with, COVID19.

This document is based on current COVID-19 knowledge and PPE best practices.

ECDC will update this document based on the evolving situation and if new relevant information arises.