This guidance is aimed at hospitals, temporary and converted buildings or parts of buildings and field hospitals used for treating COVID-19 patients. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has a significant potential to increase the risks of waterborne infections, including Legionnaire’s disease, over and above the inherent public health impact of the pandemic.
Whilst water systems may not seem to be high on the priority list during the COVID-19 pandemic it is important for the health and safety of patients, staff and visitors that water systems are managed safely.
It is therefore essential, that appropriate testing of both water systems and patients is carried out to protect both patients and staff from unrecognised outbreaks of waterborne infections including Legionnaires’ disease.
Read the full article here: Guidance for managing Legionella in Hospital water systems during the COVID-19 Pandemic