Explore why and if necessary, refer the individual to occupational health so that the reason for this can be addressed.
Do we need to wear the masks when we are 2m apart in outdoor areas to carry out activities such as gardening and ground leave?
Where observing social distancing of 2 metres apart outside in circulating air a mask is not required.
Trust staff are expected to wear face masks in line with the host organisation’s expectations, where that organisation’s guidance is seen to be the same or above that of the Trust.
If escorting a service user with less than 2 metres distance outdoors, should we follow PPE guidance?
Yes, aprons, masks and gloves are required to be worn.
The Trust does not advise reusing disposable masks. Masks must be changed when visiting the toilet.
New evidence shows that wearing a mask can protect others against asymptomatic transmission.
Where can I go to take my scheduled break that is inside a building, where I can remove my mask, and it will still be safe for other people while I eat my food, take a drink etc?
Schedule your breaks to ensure social distancing and reduce risk. Ensure that all other principles of infection prevention and control are adhered to and that only 1 person at a time uses small enclosed areas like kitchens.
There will be signage on the entrance.
Yes. There is not enough information known about the effects of antibodies yet and whether these protect from reinfection.