Ask Sheila - Archive England

Sheila Scott OBE has now retired and therefore is no longer available to answer your social care questions. However, you might still find the answer you’ve been searching for down below.

03rd December 2020

Is it a risk to share flannels between residents during a pandemic?

What is your view on the use of sharing flannels between all the residents? Particularly during the COVID 19 Pandemic.

My view is that single use wipes should be used. Residents shouldn’t be sharing flannels at all irrespective of covid or not. If a resident wishes to use a flannel then it should be labelled, own use only and washed at the highest heat possible following the laundry care instructions.


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About Sheila

Sheila Scott OBE has now retired and over the years , prior to her retirement she has answered thousands of your social questions. You can still access the many questions below.

For Sheila Scott OBE as the former CEO of National Care Association (NCA), care is Sheila's life. She possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a nursing professional, the owner and manager of a care business, and as a leader in the care sector.

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