supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) New Published Guidance for Health and Social Care Staff

    Created: 06/04/2020

    The UK Government has produced new guidance on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) equipment for health and social care staff. This supercedes the previous guidance and is updated to reflect the changing level of risk of healthcare exposure to COVID-19. 

    The main changes are:

    • enhanced PPE recommendations for a wide range of health and social care contexts
    • inclusion of individual and organisational risk assessment at local level to inform PPE use
    • recommendation of single sessional (extended) use of some PPE items
    • re-usable PPE can be used. Advice on suitable decontamination arrangements should be obtained from the manufacturer, supplier or local infection control
    • guidance for when case status is unknown and SARS-CoV-2 is circulating at high levels
    • recommendation on patient use of facemasks

    The guidance can be found here




    What now?
    See other news/events in the General News category
    Go to the main News page
    Tell us about your own news

Suggest an update/report an error/enquire about this page

News/Events Categories:

FVA news (175 items)
Job Vacancies (1,739 items)
Social Enterprise (47 items)
Funding and Finance (908 items)
Training and Learning (1,233 items)
Community Events (2,369 items)
Goods Donations and Services (52 items)
General News (1,373 items)
Volunteering (389 items)
Partnerships Networks and Forums (103 items)


Go to the main News page

Share your news/events

It's free! Tell us about your event, news, training, vacancy etc. by completing a short form and we'll add it to our e-bulletins and website - accessed by thousands of people every month.