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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.

8 September 2021

This page compiles all of our resources related to face masks and COVID-19.

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.

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
To assist healthcare facilities, the TGA has provided guidance to assist with sourcing additional equipment to treat patients in the event of a shortage of ventilators and other respiratory support devices.
31 January 2021
What you need to know before you seek to import personal protective equipment (PPE) into Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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
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).
3 June 2020
New modelling demonstrates that supply of critical medicines for ventilating patients supports a return to elective surgery.

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

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