Measures put in place to minimise the spread of infectious organisms among people.
During the COVID-19 pandemic precautions and guidelines to control infection by SARS-CoV-2 included: washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, using hand sanitisers, wiping potentially contaminated surfaces with alcohol-based disinfectants, wearing properly fitted face masks and maintaining physical distance from other people.
In healthcare settings, healthcare staff face a higher risk of exposure, particularly while performing medical procedures. Infection control measures are therefore strict and follow established protocols. Some examples are using PPE, including N95 masks, gloves, gowns, and eye protection, scrubbing hands with antiseptics, and isolating patients with COVID-19.
Infectious Disease Prevention