COVID-19: how to work safely in care homes - putting on PPE

Background

Published: 21/04/2020 09:03
Public Health England

Public Health England has published guidance and information for those working in care homes on how to work safely and how to put on PPE. 



Body

The guidance includes:
  • a flowchart for care workers providing care to residents to identify whether there is a need for personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • PPE recommendations for care home staff
  • frequently asked questions on the use of PPE in care homes
  • examples which help to identify the correct use of PPE when undertaking activities that require physical contact or activities which do not require physical contact but are carried out in close proximity to residents

This document provides guidance on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) for care workers working in care homes and is also relevant for those providing residential supported living. This guidance is derived from, and should be read in conjunction with, full infection prevention and control (IPC) and PPE guidance found here: www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-infection-prevention-and-control

Follow this link for the guidance or download the document above


Putting on and removing PPE – a guide for care homes (video)