Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Care Homes

PHE webinar: How to work safely in care homes

PHE will be hosting a webinar, on Tuesday 18 May 10.30am, supporting care home managers and other staff to implement soon to be updated COVID-19 guidance on ‘How to work safely in care homes’. This will include a presentation on applying the forthcoming guidance, updated following extensive user feedback, and a Q&A session chaired by Deborah Sturdy, Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care. 

Putting on (Donning) and taking of (Doffing) PPE

Please note:

  • Fluid resistant surgical masks must be removed and disposed of after providing direct personal care for a resident with respiratory symptoms or who has had a positive COVID-19 test in the last 14 days. 
  • Apply a new Type IIR surgical mask before providing care for the next resident or carrying out another duty.
  • If you have provided direct personal care to a resident who has tested negative for COVID-19 and does not have respiratory symptoms, and assuming your mask is not damp, soiled or worn for more than 4 hours, you can wear it for the next resident contact.

Please use and display the following posters on:

  • Putting on personal protective equipment
  • Taking off personal protective equipment

Page last updated on May 27th, 2021 at 1:47pm

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