Guidance to organisations on how to manage infection risk related to COVID-19 and patients' prescription charts and medicines.


This guidance provides infection prevention and control practice for handling prescription charts and patients’ own medication by pharmacy teams during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The main authors are: Diane Ashiru-Oredope (PHE), Sejal Parekh (NHS England) and Denise Farmer (NHS England).

Version 2 of this guidance was updated and reviewed by Diane Ashiru-Oredope, Elizabeth Beech, Wasim Baqir, Rakhee Patel, Scott Hill, Nicola Wake, Mark Gilchrist, Anna Sallis, Kirsty Bennett, Ceri Phillips, Andrew Davies, Denise Farmer, Anne Woolridge, Colin Brown and Lesley Smith.