Ebola: use of personal protective equipment (PPE) by police forces
- Public Health England
- Part of:
- Ebola virus disease: clinical management and guidance and Ebola virus: UK government response
- 20 October 2014
- Last updated:
- 13 February 2015, see all updates
Advice on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) by police forces when dealing with people with Ebola virus disease (EVD).
Ref: PHE publications gateway number: 2014431 PDF, 263KB, 3 pages
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Police officers may come into contact with people recently returned from outbreak countries, and this leaflet provides advice and information on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
Published: 20 October 2014
Updated: 13 February 2015
- Updated guidance.
- Added 21 January guidance. PPE advice re-phrased to take into account police needs and their current procedures, stressing the very low probability of police coming into contact with a suspect Ebola case. Epidemiology updated. First port of call for Police (in case of a suspect Ebola case):local HPT (rather than 111).
- Updated guidance on using personal protective equipment (PPE) for police.
- Updated guidance with new fever threshold.
- First published.