Guidance for Primary Care
Leaders from a range of medical and nursing professional groups have published new guidance on personal protective equipment (PPE) for health and social care staff who are likely to come into contact with patients with COVID-19.
The guidance has been agreed by the four UK Chief Medical Officers, Chief Nursing Officers and Chief Dental Officers in the UK and endorsed by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and is applicable in all parts of the UK.
The guidance can be found here:
- Visual guide to safe PPE
- PPE Guidance Update
- Recommended PPE for primary outpatient and community care
- Additional considerations of COVID-19 poster
Staff guidelines on face coverings in all HSC facilities
Following new guidance from the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Nursing Officer, advice on face coverings for all Health and Social Care staff in facilities throughout Northern Ireland is available here.
Infection prevention and control guidance is available here.
The flu jab position statement is available here.
Dental guidance is available here.
A Car Sharing SOP is available here.
Face covering guidance is available here.
Guidance on the safe use of visors is available here.