Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) update - 19 March 2020

Dear Clients,

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during COVID-19 pandemic – summary of advice from the Department of Health and Social Care 18.03.20

We have received several questions from staff and clients about the use of personal protective equipment during this national emergency.

We are working to the national guidance which was updated yesterday:

  • Where there is no indication or diagnosis of COVID-19 in the clients home then use of PPE (gloves and aprons), good hygiene and infection control practice should continue as normal.
  • Where a client is diagnosed with COVID-19 then the following PPE will be provided and used by the Carer team:
    • Fluid repellent facemask, gloves and apron as standard
    • Eye protection for aerosol creating procedures
  • This is because the Carers are moving between the client home and their families.
  • The client and household members will be under self-isolation, therefore there is no requirement to use masks or eye protection.
  • The Department of Health and Social Care is providing the additional PPE for use by health and social care workers.

I hope you find this information helpful.

Paula Friend

Managing Director

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