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Guidance: COVID-19: how to work safely in care homes

Public Health England

April 6
16:22 2021

Putting on PPE for care homes

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Taking off PPE for care homes

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

Please note that this guidance is of a general nature and that an employer should consider the specific conditions of each individual place of work and comply with all applicable legislation, including the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

Published 17 April 2020
Last updated 6 April 2021 +show all updates
  1. Introduced recommendations to change PPE after each episode of personal care, and new recommendations around use of eye protection when delivering personal care within 2 metres. Guidance provided in HTML format only.

  2. Updated guidance on use of gloves.

  3. Added notification that the use of gloves is being reviewed and will be updated shortly.

  4. Updated guidance, providing more information on types of gloves.

  5. Guidance now available in HTML format.

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