What PPE should I be wearing?

10 Jul 2020 15:00 | Anonymous

The following information is from the Close Contact Government Guidelines:

The person providing a service (such as hairdressers or beauticians) should take precautions because of the period of time spent in close proximity to a person’s face, mouth and nose. This should take the form of a clear visor/goggles and a Type II face mask: a medical face mask made up of a protective 3-ply construction that prevents large particles from reaching the client or working surfaces.

Clear visors cover the face (and typically provides a barrier between the wearer and the client from respiratory droplets caused by sneezing, coughing or speaking). Visors should fit the user and be worn properly. They should cover the forehead, extend below the chin, and wrap around the side of the face. Both disposable and re-usable visors are available. A re-usable visor should be cleaned and disinfected between each client using normal cleaning products. 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/close-contact-services

Although not mentioned in the latest close contact services, the NHS require the use of gloves and aprons for low risk patients, which the SMA condone. 

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/954690/Infection_Prevention_and_Control_Guidance_January_2021.pdf


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