This publication has been produced by Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection (ARHAI) Scotland, part of NHS National Services Scotland. ARHAI publications are not made available under terms of the OGL.

There have been questions regarding the definition of aerosol-generating procedures (AGPs) as they pertain to UK infection prevention and control guidance and the associated need for airborne precautions.

This Situation, Background, Assessment and Recommendations (SBAR) document reflects the findings of a rapid review which aimed to assess the published scientific evidence and seek UK expert opinion to establish:

  • if the AGPs on the extant list continue to merit inclusion
  • whether additional procedures should be included

The content and recommendations within the SBAR have been agreed in collaboration with experts from New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG) and Public Health England (PHE).

We also provide a supplementary document of evidence tables.​

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Last updated: 04 August 2021
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