POLICY FOR THE REGULATION OF QUALITY RESPIRATORY PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT SUPPLY IN HEALTHCARE
The intention of this policy is to ensure that all health workers in South Africa are afforded access to quality respiratory protective equipment, and in particular half face particulate respirators. This translates into best protection against COVID-19 , TB and any other respiratory infectious disease during and post the COVID-19 pandemic.
This policy and the associated technical information are provided to ensure that new respirators and resprators already in circulation are checked to meet industry quality standards.
The interim guidelines are based on what is currently known about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The National Institute for Communicable Diseases will update these interim guidelines as needed and as additional information becomes available.