Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Utilization

Any providers who work within two meters of patients and clients are to wear a surgical/procedure mask when they are providing services or direct care.

PPE during COVID-19 Pandemic, please see below guidance


Updated masking poster
Updated: June 16, 2022


Island Health's Masking Policy
Updated: March 25, 2022


PPE During COVID-19 Pandemic
Updated: March 25, 2022


Eye Protection Frequently Asked Questions
Updated: February 22, 2022

IH Frequently Asked Questions (Masking Policy)
Updated: February 22, 2022

Updated: Mask Use in Health Care Facilities
During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Updated on: November 5, 2021


Order of the PHO: Face Coverings COVID-19
Updated: December 3, 2021


Eye Protection Selection Fit Tool
New: August 23, 2021


Changes to Eye Protection Guidelines
New: June 2, 2021

CDC Double Masking and Recommendations for
Medical Masks in Health-Care Settings

New: March 18, 2021

Patient Masking Response Guidelines for Outpatient Clinics
New: February 18, 2021

IH AGMPs and PPE requirements
Updated: February 16, 2021
Clickhere Questions and Answers Mask Use in Health-Care
Facilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

New: December 8, 2020
IH Visual Guide to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
New: February 16, 2021

Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for COVID-19
Updated: September 29, 2020

Face Masks: How are they different?


Acute Care Adult In-Patient Precautions, Activities & Restrictions
New: August 20, 2020

Communicating While Wearing a Mask
New: August 11, 2020

Physical Distancing at Work and the use of Masks
New: July 14, 2020

Latest Island Health Communication on PPE
Personal Protective Equipment 

Updated: April 15, 2020


Emergency & Critical Care

Surgery infection prevention and control (IPC)

More PPE information

Clickhere Respirator Fit testing & Reporting

Using and Reusing PPE 

Donning & Doffing Personal Protective Equipment

Clickhere Procurement of PPE