Guidance: COVID-19: how to work safely in care homes. Public Health England, 17 April 2020

Public Health England has released the following guidance:

How to work safely in care homes

COVID-19: putting on and removing PPE – a guide for care homes (video)

The guidance includes:

  • a flowchart for care workers providing care to residents to identify whether there is a need for personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • PPE recommendations for care home staff
  • frequently asked questions on the use of PPE in care homes
  • examples which help to identify the correct use of PPE when undertaking activities that require physical contact or activities which do not require physical contact but are carried out in close proximity to residents

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.