Why are team members not wearing PPE (personal protection equipment) all the time?
Our policies on PPE utilisation comply with that of the Public Health bodies, we continue to review both national and international evidence and guidance to inform our policies on PPE utilisation as we move forward. As national restrictions are lifting and we can invite visitors to our homes we are we are also providing PPE to any visitors.
We are using PPE when delivering care and other services within two metres of all other residents in the home. This therefore applies to personal care, assisting our residents who need help with eating, when delivering medication and when providing one to one activities at a resident’s bedside or chair, as examples. This is intended to minimise the risk of introducing infection into our homes.