Protecting yourself and your workplace environment

To ensure patients receive the appropriate level and standard of care and to ensure you as a health and social care practitioner are protected and supported during the pandemic in the workplace NHS Education for Scotland and Health Protection Scotland have produced resources to support Infection Prevention and Control learning for the health and social care settings.  

Skills bundles

These multi-professional skills bundles have been developed for any health care practitioner working in any setting who may be caring for people with COVID-19. They can be used in conjunction with other resources from NES or from your own health board.

  • COVID-19 : Helping you in your role : self-protection [Unit A] 

  • COVID-19 : Helping you in your role : protecting your workplace [Unit C] 

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Infection prevention and control

NHS Education for Scotland and Health Protection Scotland have produced with stakeholders a number of resources to support Infection Prevention and Control learning for the health and social care settings. 

The following resources relate to existing Infection Prevention and Control work as well as newly developed materials for the COVID-19 response. 

This includes SIPCEP foundation layer modules  

  • Breaking the chain of infection and assessment 

  • Hand hygiene and assessment 

  • Respiratory and cough hygiene and assessment 

Short video clips

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

The correct order for putting on (donning) and the safe order for removal (doffing) and disposal of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers in a primary care setting.

The correct order for putting on (donning) and the safe order for removal (doffing) and disposal of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for secondary care.


Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Pathway (SIPCEP) Foundation Layer eLearning

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