Communicable disease control guidelines

The following guidelines include generic and specific advice to assist in the prevention and control of communicable diseases.

Please note that all Operational Directives (OD) listed have been rescinded and are in the process of being made into Guidelines. These guidelines will have very similar content to the ODs.

Infection prevention in healthcare


Sexual health and blood-borne viruses

Disease control and surveillance

Authorised officers

Authorised officers are persons or classes of persons who are designated as authorised officers with authority to administer and enforce provisions of the Public Health Act 2016. The above guidelines assist authorised officers to meet their obligations under the Public Health Act 2016.

Last reviewed: 30-04-2024
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