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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 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.
31 January 2021
What you need to know before you seek to import personal protective equipment (PPE) into Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic.
31 January 2021
Information for sponsors and manufacturers about pathways for exporting a ventilator from Australia.
31 January 2021
The TGA has established an expedited recall pathway for faulty or unauthorised COVID-19 devices
29 January 2021
Two emergency exemptions that were made to facilitate the supply of ventilators and personal protective equipment in Australia during the COVID-19 emergency will cease on 31 January 2021.
28 January 2021
Information to help ensure individuals and organisations clearly understand and minimise the risks of reusing face masks and gowns.
28 January 2021
If you are considering supplying face masks (including respirators) that meet the definition of a medical device in Australia, you will need to apply for the inclusion of these products in the ARTG.
28 January 2021
Guidance to help determine when a face mask is a medical device and therefore must be included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG).
26 August 2020
Important information about the use of COVID-19 point-of-care tests.

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

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