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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.

28 September 2021

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

20 September 2021
Answers to frequently asked questions in relation to rapid antigen tests.
7 September 2021

Guidance and checklist for businesses to understand the requirements for safe implementation of COVID-19 rapid antigen point-of-care testing.

25 August 2021
Information for sponsors regarding the supply of COVID-19 tests, including advice for those sponsors new to therapeutic goods regulation in Australia.
18 August 2021
An overview of the regulation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Australia, including face masks, gowns and gloves.
18 August 2021
Information about a TGA post-market review of face masks, including guidance for suppliers and users of face masks.
10 August 2021
Guidance to assist manufacturers in choosing appropriate standards and to set out the TGA's expectations for performance testing of respirators, surgical respirators and medical/surgical facemasks, before inclusion on the ARTG.
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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Department of Health

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

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