Whilst correctly using PPE (personal protective equipment) can help prevent some exposures, it should not take the place of other preventative measures in previous lessons.
PPE should be worn within schools according to current occupational and public health guidance, i.e. Face Masks are mandatory.
However, for a limited number of staff, additional PPE will need to be used occasionally due to the nature of certain work activities. These might include roles such as:
- Performing intimate care, i.e. first aid and the use of face shields, disposable aprons etc.
- Where a suspected case of Covid-19 is identified while the school is in operation.
Appropriate PPE will be available for dealing with suspected Covid-19 cases, intimate care needs and first aid.