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17 April 2020

PHE updates guidance on infection prevention and control measures, approving reuse of PPE where there are acute shortages of PPE and where it is safe to do so

Introduced by

Public Health England

Targeted at

Clinicians and care professionals

Timings

Published on 17 April 2020, guidance later updated

Stated aims

To optimise the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) in times of extreme shortages

Summary

Public Health England (PHE) gives guidance on the sessional use and reuse of masks, gowns, eye protection, gloves and aprons in periods of extreme shortages. The reuse of personal protective equipment (PPE) should be implemented only until confirmation of adequate resupply is in place.

Source(s)

Gov.uk guidance