New PPE guidance and video for care homes
Public Health England have issued new advice to those working in care homes on how to work safely during this period of sustained transmission of COVID-19.
The new 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
The is also a new video guide for putting on and taking off PPE - for care home staff.
Both can be downloaded from the PPE section of the N&SCS website: