COVID-19 health technical advice for engineers and health services
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Technical guidelines 10 August 2020

COVID-19 health technical advice for engineers and health services

We have prepared the following health technical advice to assist health services in managing the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Isolation rooms

Health Technical Advice (HTA-2020-004) provides guidance to health agency staff and engineers on the types of isolation rooms available and the patients they are best suited for. This includes guidance on when an isolation room should be used for a COVID-19 patient.

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Increasing bed capacity for COVID-19 patients

Health Technical Advice (HTA-2020-003) provides guidance to health agencies on infrastructure works and equipment provision that may be required to expand critical care capacity within existing hospital facilities to treat COVID-19 patients.

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Infrastructure activities during a pandemic

Health Technical Advice (HTA-2020-002) provides guidance to health services on the types of infrastructure activities that should continue during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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HVAC system strategies to airborne infectious outbreaks

Health Technical Advice (HTA-2020-001 Revision A) provides guidance to hospital engineers on actions that could be taken in the event of airborne infectious outbreaks with regards to heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems installed within a healthcare facility.

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Learn more about best practice for managing construction sites in the coronavirus environment via the DHHS website.

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Last updated: 10 August 2020