Update – 20th April 2020

Updated government guidance has been published on working safely in care settings.

We would advise members to read the guidance in full, but to assist those who may not immediately have the time, the most significant development is the recommendation that surgical masks should be worn in all circumstances where there is the potential to come within 2 metres of a service user.

The guidance can be found at https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/…/PHE_11651_COVID-…

As always, if you have any concerns about this guidance not being followed in your workplace, please let us know and we will deal with such issues as a priority.