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We undertake exercise with service users – I can’t wear a mask during this due to breathing. Can we go without the mask if social distancing during exercise?

Staff should only exercise with service users if this is done outside and social distancing can be maintained. If guidance on the use of gyms and sports halls changes, we will review our guidance.

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.

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