PPE request form
The Australian Government is making additional PPE bundles* (P2/N95 respirators, either goggles or face shields, full-length gowns, gloves, surgical masks and hand sanitiser) available to:
- general practices, Aboriginal community controlled health services (ACCHSs) and general practice respiratory clinics (GPRCs) who are willing to treat COVID-positive patients face to face until 30 June 2022
- ACCHSs and rural and remote GPs willing to treat COVID-positive patients virtually and respiratory patients face to face, where workforce capacity is limited and the GP is serving the community for most or all health needs, until 30 June 2022.
In addition, P2/N95 respirators and eye protection will be provided to all GPs and GPRCs willing to support COVID-positive people virtually, and respiratory patients face to face, until 31 March 2022.
Additional pharmacy PPE bundles* (P2/N95 respirators and goggles/face shields) will also be made available to pharmacists who are administering COVID-19 vaccinations and booster doses through to 31 March 2022.
Pulse oximeters are available for suitable patients, i.e. those who are at high risk of developing serious symptoms and need a pulse oximeter to use at home.
* A bundle is per practitioner/pharmacist and is to support 4 weeks of consultations/vaccinations. Surgical masks can be ordered separately.
Eligible services can request PPE via the form below.
Surgical mask requests
General practices and ACCHS will generally be allocated two boxes (100 masks) in each delivery cycle.
After-hours GP home visiting services, MDS and nurse practitioner owned or led primary care practices, allied health providers and pharmacies may be allocated one box (50 masks) in each delivery cycle.
Requests will be assessed on a case by case basis and frequency of distribution considered. Your Primary Health Coordinator will advise via email when masks have been dispatched.
P2 mask & gown requests
P2 masks are only available to general practices and ACCHS who need to assess suspected COVID-19 cases because they do not have a dedicated respiratory clinic, hospital fever clinic or emergency department nearby. P2 masks are only required for aerosol-generating procedures or where there is uncontrolled coughing and must be used with other appropriate PPE and isolation facilities.
Gowns are only available to GP respiratory clinics, general practices and ACCHS with a demonstrated need, including:
- Where there is no local supply available commercially.
- Where practices have a population which may be more likely to have been exposed to the novel coronavirus.
- Where practices have an unusual number of patients presenting with respiratory symptoms.
Allocation of P2 masks and gowns per practice will be determined by the practice size and need, including the number of patients the practice is likely to assess and test. Your Primary Health Coordinator will be in touch to discuss your request.