Personal Protective Equipment

Please note: Distribution of PPE from the National Medical Stockpile through the Australian Government’s Living with COVID funding has now ceased.

Fit testing for P2/N95 masks (respirators)

Please note: Primary Health Networks do not coordinate fit testing.

You can find a professional Fit Testing service at:

Fit testers can travel to practices or may be able to conduct fit testing at their offices.

Primary Health Networks recommend that general practice staff have P2/N95 masks professionally fit tested if they are operating in a high-risk environment.

Fit testing is generally only required in high-risk environments/with high-risk patients (particularly in hospitals)

Fit testing ensures a person is wearing the best respirator for their face shape and size and is done through fit testing machines.

Other guidelines and resources

Last modified: 5 June, 2023