As of 4pm, 5 January 2022, Gold Coast LGA’s and Scenic Rim LGA (postcodes 4272, 4275, 4211) have been determined to be in the ‘high’ risk category for escalated use of PPE by the Chief Health Officer. Refer here for further information.
If you are unable to source PPE from commercial suppliers, you may be eligible to access PPE from the Department of Health’s National Medical Stockpile (NMS). PPE orders are categorised as follows:
Should you have any questions, please contact COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org or phone Reception on 07 5635 2455.
As we transition to the new ordering process through the National PPE Distribution Centre your order may be processed from existing PPE supplies from our Robina office and any out-of-stock items will be transitioned to the new process on your behalf.
We have been exploring supply options and have been notified that 3M Personal Safety Division in Queensland has engaged Evolution Safety to order 3M 1870+ P2/N95 respirator masks exclusively for practices across South East Queensland. These masks are most commonly used by Queensland Health and have been difficult to access by primary care.
Practices and pharmacies can now purchase the 3M 1870+ P2/N95 respirator masks through an online portal on the Evolution Safety website with a specific code that is detailed in the PHN Client Registration document.
After your registration is processed, Evolution Safety will confirm your organisation is within the Gold Coast PHN region and will manually switch on your visibility/access to this product before you can place your order. More details about the ordering process are included in the PHN 1870+ Ordering Process document.
NOTE: Please note there may be a small delay as their team processes the registrations as they come in across the SEQ region. Please follow the attached ordering instructions and contact Evolution Safety via phone (1300 722 675) or email (email@example.com) if you have any issues. Please ensure you use your business/organisation name when registering, not Evolution Safety’s name (as provided in the example) to streamline the process.
The masks can be purchased in carton lots. Cartons consist of 6 boxes of 20 masks (120 masks in total). The price per carton is $261.06+ GST. Payments can be made through their portal by credit or debit card.
A limit of 4 cartons will apply to manage demand and supply. A $20 freight/delivery cost applies if you order one carton, or the fee is waived if you order 2 – 4 cartons. Deliveries are estimated to the Gold Coast region within 1 – 2 business days from receipt of order.
Allied Health are not eligible for Living with COVID PPE Bundles, however, Emergency Provision is available. This can only be accessed by allied health professionals where there is no local supply available commercially, or from another State or Territory government schemes.
Eligible allied health professionals can access the following Emergency Provision PPE:
As per tranche 5 guidelines, unless you are required to as part of your core business, or the patient’s care cannot be deferred, allied health professionals should not see patients who are at a higher risk of COVID-19. This includes those in quarantine or with respiratory symptoms, regardless of the local epidemiology of COVID-19.
Information for health professionals about fit-testing and fit-checking of P2/N95 masks and the use of PPE equipment, is available to view in a recent GCPHN COVID-19 publication to GP’s.
A guide to fit checking PPE has also been published by the Department of Health.
The following providers service the Gold Coast and are able to provide Fit Testing for P2/N95 Respirators:
Keys Testing Services
SureFit Services Pty Ltd
Note: GCPHN does not warrant the quality or suitability of these services and asks that you make your own enquiries to ensure the services meet your needs.
Residential and in-home aged care services across Australia who meet the eligibility criteria can request emergency Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the National Medical Stockpile. Please see the below links for more information and to order PPE.