Infection prevention and control (IPC) guidance and resources

The four UK countries have developed IPC guidance for seasonal respiratory infections including SARS-CoV-2 (external website). It covers all health and care settings.

Mandatory Scottish addendum

Where there are differences from the UK guidance, the National Infection Prevention and Control Manual (NIPCM) addendum provides Scottish context.

View the winter 2021 to 2022 - respiratory infections in health and care settings (external website).

Workforce education resources for health protection

View our IPC workforce education resources for instructional videos that cover infection prevention and control, hand hygiene, and personal protective equipment use.

Supporting documents and resources

View our supporting documents and resources which support the application of this IPC guidance. 

General IPC resources

Posters to support infection prevention and control

These posters can be downloaded and printed to support IPC measures.

Last updated: 13 December 2021