If a service user was to require restraint, staff would not have adequate time to put on PPE. Should it be worn at all times as a contingency?
Please follow the infection control guidance for physical restraint of service users suspected / confirmed of having Covid-19 on the Trust’s coronavirus intranet pages. Contingency planning should be based on assessment of the individual and environmental risks at the start of a shift and as …
I am a member of facilities staff delivering post / medication etc. Should I put full PPE on to enter the unit?
No, you should maintain social distancing of more than 2 metres away from service users and staff.
I have been informed that one of my staff is failing to abide by the Government’s social distancing advice outside of work and their colleagues are upset. What should I do?
Firstly you should speak to the staff members to understand their concerns. There may be a legitimate answer so listen to what they have to say. You should also speak to the individual and ask them if they have been following the social distancing rules …
What should I do if while at work I see someone not wearing their mask correctly, ignoring social distancing or ignoring the number of people allowed in a room?
If you feel able to challenge, you should do so. If you do not feel able to challenge, speak to your manager, HR, staff side or a freedom to speak up guardian to help you.
No, please maintain social distancing and only wear PPE if likely to be within 2 metres of service users for anything other than a brief encounter.
Should we wear PPE to do routine observation checks on a ward where we may pass people in the corridor (may not be 2 metres apart) or if a service user may unexpectedly approach us?
No, there is no need to wear PPE unless you are unable to maintain a 2 metre distance. Staff should not remain within 2 metres of another person for any longer than necessary without PPE. Staff should withdraw and wash their hands ASAP, and the …
Please maintain social distancing and only wear PPE if likely to be within 2 metres of service users for any time period other than a brief encounter. A person having had a casual face-to-face brief encounter with a Covid-19 case for less than 15 minutes …
If our service users are maintaining social distancing and I am not aware of anyone who has any symptoms, can I refrain from using PPE unless I have to touch someone?
I am a ward clerk who spends most of the day in the ward office. The office is in the middle of the ward. Do I need to wear PPE as I may come into contact with service users, but not closely?
No, if social distancing is maintained, although wash your hands regularly.
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