Infection prevention and control (IPC) guidance and resources

The four UK countries have developed COVID-19 guidance for IPC in all health and care settings (external website).

Some differences from the UK COVID-19 IPC remobilisation guidance exist for Scotland. These were approved following consultation with NHS boards, key national and local stakeholders. They were approved by the Scottish Government's COVID-19 Nosocomial Review Group.

Where there are differences from UK IPC guidance, Scottish COVID-19 addendums were produced to provide Scottish context.

Mandatory Scottish addendums

These addendums are mandatory for use in Scotland. They are available on the National Infection Prevention and Control Manual website. They are the:

Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection (ARHAI) Scotland will continue to update guidance as new evidence emerges. Always check that you are using the latest version.

Workforce education resources for health protection

View our IPC workforce education resources for instructional videos that cover infection prevention and control, hand hygiene, and personal protective equipment use.

Supporting documents and resources

View our supporting documents and resources which support the application of this IPC guidance. 

General IPC resources

Rapid reviews of the literature

Situation, Background, Assessment and Risk (SBARs)

Posters to support infection prevention and control

These posters can be downloaded and printed to support IPC measures.

Last updated: 17 August 2021