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COVID-19 PPE Guidance

The latest information and guidance around Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Public Health England guidance: COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE)

Putting on and taking off PPE

When to use a type IIR fluid resistant surgical face mask and when to use a FFP3 respirator


Government guidance

Public Health England COVID-19: how to work safely in care homes (issued 17/04/20 - last updated 27/04/20)

Advice to those working in care homes on how to work safely during this period of sustained transmission of COVID-19.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-how-to-work-safely-in-care-homes


Public Health England COVID-19: how to work safely in domiciliary care (issued 27/04/20 - last updated 30/04/20)

A resource for those working in domiciliary care providing information on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-how-to-work-safely-in-domiciliary-care


COVID-19: personal protective equipment (PPE) plan (updated 15/04/20)

The cross-government UK-wide plan to ensure that critical personal protective equipment (PPE) is delivered to those on the frontline responding to coronavirus (COVID-19).

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-personal-protective-equipment-ppe-plan/covid-19-personal-protective-equipment-ppe-plan


Public Health England guidance: COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) - updated 21/05/20

This revised guidance concerns use of personal protective equipment (PPE) by health and social care workers, in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic. It supersedes previous PPE guidance.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-infection-prevention-and-control/covid-19-personal-protective-equipment-ppe


The PPE Hub where this and other PHE guidance is hosted

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-personal-protective-equipment-ppe


Putting on and taking off PPE

COVID-19: putting on and removing PPE – a guide for care homes (video) (issued 17/04/20 - updated 27/04/20)


Putting on personal protective equipment (PPE) in Care Homes (added 23/04/20)


Taking off personal protective equipment (PPE) in Care Homes (added 23/04/20)


Putting on and taking off personal protective equipment (PPE) procedures for health & social care settings  (quick guide poster)


Putting on and taking off personal protective equipment (PPE) (video)

This video shows how to safely don (put on) and doff (take off) the personal protective equipment (PPE) for non-aerosol generating procedures (AGPs), specific to COVID-19. This guidance outlines infection control for health and social care settings involving possible cases of COVID-19. [NB on 17/04/20 a new video was produced aimed at care home staff - see above]


Guidance for aerosol generating procudures

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-personal-protective-equipment-use-for-aerosol-generating-procedures


When to use a type IIR fluid resistant surgical face mask and when to use a FFP3 respirator

 

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