Home care sector in the UK is huge. Care workers in this sector  has a wide range of activities: from provision of personal care (help with  washing, dressing and eating) to people with long-term care needs. Also, home care extends to reablement services for people leaving hospital or receiving crisis interventions to avoid hospital attendance in the first place. To protect home carers and exclude cross-contamination, the usage of PPE is absolutely a must. 

Recommendations of using PPE in the HOME CARE sector depend on the activity that the social care worker do:

1. Personal care involving touching the person you are caring for:  TYPE IIR MASK, APRON, GLOVES, GOOGLES

2.When you are within 2 metres of anyone who has a cough (whether you are caring for them or not): TYPE IIR MASK, APRON, GLOVES, GOOGLES

3.When you are within 2 metres of the individual being cared for (for whatever reason) but not touching them: TYPE IIR MASK

4.When you are caring for a person who is shielding: TYPE I / II MASK, APRON, GLOVES

5.When you are in the workplace and 2 metres away from people you are caring for: TYPE I / II or TYPE IIR MASK

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