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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.

25 August 2021
COVID-19 tests must be done under the direction of a health professional. The advertising and sale of home tests is prohibited.
25 August 2021
Information on the three types of COVID-19 tests (nucleic acid/PCR, Rapid antigen and serology antibody tests), including test performance.
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.
9 June 2021

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

24 March 2021
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the TGA has expedited approvals for inclusion of COVID-19 tests in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG). The TGA has commenced validation reviews of serology-based COVID-19 point-of-care tests included in the ARTG.
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.
31 January 2021
A list of ventilators that meet minimum requirements and are permitted to be supplied under the COVID-19 Emergency Exemption.

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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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