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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information on medicines and medical devices

The TGA is publishing the latest information about medicines and medical devices as it relates to COVID-19 on this page.

Please read the information below before contacting the TGA to see if your question is already answered.

11 January 2022

Find information about advertising COVID-19 rapid tests.

21 December 2021

The TGA is undertaking a post-market review of all Point of Care and Laboratory tests included in the ARTG, which are intended to identify patients with COVID-19, to ensure they can detect the emerging SARS-CoV-2 genetic variants and remain accurate.

17 December 2021
Information about a TGA post-market review of face masks, including guidance for suppliers and users of face masks.
14 December 2021
The TGA is undertaking a post-market review of all face masks included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods to ensure the quality and effectiveness of face masks.
9 December 2021
An overview of the regulation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Australia, including face masks, gowns and gloves.
5 November 2021

Action in relation to non-compliant face masks will be published on the TGA web site

28 September 2021

Updated to reflect changes to allow self-testing and updated conditions.

24 March 2021

Information about the post-market review of all approved COVID-19 tests and a post-market evaluation of all approved serology-based COVID point-of-care tests.

12 March 2021
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the TGA has received a significant number of thermometer applications. This guidance assists thermometer sponsors and manufacturers to meet their regulatory obligations.
11 March 2021
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the TGA has expedited the approval (with conditions) of COVID-19 tests including tests intended for laboratory use and those intended for use by specified health professionals at the point of care.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alert — for information and advice not specific to therapeutic goods.

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