On 2nd April 2020, Public Health England has updated it's guidance on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Click the links below to view the Public Health England Guidance:
- Recommended PPE for primary, outpatient and community care by setting, NHS and independent sector
- Visual Representation of the PPE guidance
- Specification for Personal Protective Clothing (PPE) to include: Gowns, Surgical Face mask, Respirator masks, Eye Protection, Protective Coveralls
The updated guidance reflects the fact that coronavirus is now widespread in the community, meaning clinicians are more likely to see patients with the virus, some of whom may have minimal or no symptoms. The guidance is based on the best scientific evidence and the World Health Organization (WHO) have confirmed it is consistent with what it recommends in circumstances and settings with the highest risk of transmission.