Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Policy and Procedure #6
This policy has been updated to reflect the updated guidance from PHE/UK Government (April 6th) where it is recognised that in contexts where coronavirus is circulating in the community at high rates, health and social care workers may be subject to repeated risk of contact and droplet transmission during their daily work. It is also understood that in routine work there may be challenges in establishing whether service users meet the case definition for COVID-19 prior to a face-to-face assessment or care episode. This policy has been updated to highlight when PPE must be worn and the need to risk assess. It includes links to key documents and PPE videos. The impact of this policy has been raised to critical.