Mask Requests and PPE
Each PHN has been given a small quantity of surgical masks and P2 masks to provide to local general practices, ACCHS and surgical masks only to community pharmacists which our PHN will be distributing in our region.
The Chief Medical Officer has confirmed (8 March) that all of the current evidence suggests that droplet spread is the main mode of transmission and that surgical masks are effective for routine care and non-aerosolising procedures.
The PHN is not yet able to provide masks to other healthcare workers at this point in time. Read more about the Dept of Health's Distribution of PPE through PHNs (8 March).
If you are a general practice, ACCHS or community pharmacist and you need additional supplies of surgical and/or P2 masks, please complete the form below: