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Winter Planning Toolkit modules

Module 2: Preventative measures

Respiratory etiquette

Last revised: 05 Jun 2023

Respiratory etiquette

COVID-19 and the flu virus are spread by droplet and/or airborne route. Practices need to consider how they educate patients about respiratory etiquette.
This includes:

  • turning away from others when coughing or sneezing
  • covering nose and/ or mouth with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing
  • using disposable tissues
  • disposing of used tissues in the nearest bin rather than storing in a pocket/ handbag for future use, or postponed disposal
  • performing hand hygiene
  • encouraging all patients to wear a mask at your practice.

Each state and territory have developed simple cough etiquette posters  you may wish to display in your practice:
Australian Capital Territory
Northern Territory
New South Wales
Queensland
South Australia
Tasmania
Victoria
Western Australia

 

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