Information and guidance produced by the RCSLT in response to the pandemic, including clinical guidance, statements and the RCSLT COVID-19 webinar series.

RCSLT guidance produced in response to COVID-19

Reducing risk of transmission

RCSLT open access guidance

The following guidance is available to read online without a member login:

RCSLT advice services

If you have a query about any aspect of your clinical practice, the RCSLT can put you in touch with one of our clinical advisers, who can help you try to resolve your issue.

Please get in touch with us at if you would like to make use of this valuable service.

RCN publication on standard and transmission-based precautions

This publication looks objectively at the methodology and interpretation of the guidelines we have all been struggling to influence for the last two years, during the pandemic.

‘Raising the Bar’ is a Royal College of Nursing (RCN) commissioned review of national and international guidelines and the evidence they present to underpin standard and transmission-based precautions. It was written by Professor Dinah Gould, Dr Edward Purssell and Rose Gallagher, professional lead for infection prevention and control at the RCN.

Relevance to SLTs

The COVID-19 pandemic emphasised concerns and highlighted opportunities regarding infection prevention and control (IPC) guidance. This publication has been written to support all healthcare professionals, including SLTs, in delivering care where infection risk is present to both themselves and their patients.

Read the full document.

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