Mask distribution

Surgical and P2 / N95 masks

Access to surgical and P2 / N95 masks is being facilitated by PHNs as outlined in the Department of Health Advice document Distribution of PPE through PHNs: Tranche 4, Surgical masks and P2/N95 respirators for general practice, community pharmacy, and allied health.

Click here for details on the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the health workforce during COVID-19 by the Department of Health.

To ensure equitable access, consideration is being given to service location, practice size, number of GPs, practices offering testing, the number of surgical masks in stock and the number of masks previously distributed. Additional allocation will be on a case-by-case basis for those who have a significant demonstrated need until stocks are depleted.

Please be advised the Department of Health has not provided COORDINARE with access to additional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) like gowns / gloves.

You can click the tiles below for specific information on requests and eligibility for masks.

For information about suppliers and purchasing PPE, please refer to the PPE Buyers guide available on this Australian Government Business webpage which brings together key points buyers should consider when purchasing PPE. The guide also includes a NSW link, operated by the NSW Government, where practices can request a NSW list of PPE suppliers.