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Guidance: COVID-19: how to work safely in domiciliary care in England

Public Health England

April 6
16:22 2021

Putting on PPE for home carers

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Taking off PPE for home carers

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This resource is primarily for care workers and providers delivering care in the following settings:

  • visiting homecare
  • extra care housing
  • live-in homecare

This resource should be used alongside the video guide to putting on and taking off PPE. Although the video is titled as being for workers in care homes, the content is just as relevant for home care.

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.

There may be further information specific to each country in the United Kingdom, as this guidance was written by Public Health England primarily for an English health professional audience. To see if country specific information is available, please refer to Health Protection Scotland, Public Health Wales, or Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland.

Published 27 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 the use of gloves.

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

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