With people from BAME backgrounds being more likely to develop severe coronavirus symptoms, will BAME staff be given FFP3 masks in the community?
Surgical masks protect just as much as the FFP3 mask in terms of droplet production that you encounter through a conversation. The only reason an FFP3 mask is needed is for aerosol generating procedures to protect against the finer mist.
At the end of May for all Trusts.
98.7% of assessments have been completed so far.
Out of the BAME risk assessments that have been completed what has been put in place to help those that need assistance?
Referrals to occupational health where social distancing and PPE are not available then we look at redeployment.