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COVID-19 personal protection products
Information on personal protective equipment (PPE) and hand sanitisers for use against COVID-19.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) includes face masks, respirators, gowns and gloves.
In Australia, the TGA regulates PPE if a manufacturer makes any of the following claims:
- the PPE is to be used for preventing the transmission of disease between people
- the PPE is suitable for therapeutic use, such as surgical, clinical, or medical use, or use in other health services.
If the manufacturer's labelling, advertising, or documentation contain the claims above, the PPE is considered to be a medical device and is required to be included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG).
Personal protective equipment (PPE)
- NewsTherapeutic Goods (Medical Devices - Face Masks and Other Articles) (COVID-19 Emergency) Exemption 2020 ceases on 31 January 2021.
- GuidanceInformation relating to face masks and gowns to assist healthcare organisations as they update their operating procedures during the outbreak