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PPE guidance for home care providers
< April 2020

PPE guidance for home care providers

Public Health England has issued personal protective equipment (PPE) guidance for care workers delivering homecare (domiciliary care).

This resource provides guidance on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) for care workers delivering homecare (domiciliary care) during sustained COVID-19 transmission in the UK.

It explains how PPE guidance applies to the homecare (domiciliary care) setting and is drawn from full infection prevention and control (IPC) and PPE guidance found here.

This resource is primarily for care workers and providers delivering care in the following contexts: visiting homecare, extra care housing, and live-in homecare. It applies the recommendations from the main PPE guidance to domiciliary care settings.

It reflects the current context of sustained transmission in the UK. The recommended PPE items in this resource should be followed for all homecare (domiciliary care) interactions during the sustained transmission period.

Organisations will need to consider their individual circumstances and operating model and may also need to refer to the care home PPE resources.

To download the guidance visit:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/881296/Domiciliary_care_guidance_final.pdf

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