Guidance

PPE guide for non-aerosol generating procedures

Guidance on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) for non-aerosol generating procedures (APGs) in adult social care settings.

Documents

Guide to donning (putting on) and doffing (removing) PPE (non-AGP) in adult social care settings (for print)

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This guidance covers the donning (putting on) and doffing (taking off) of personal protective equipment (PPE) for droplet precautions and the PPE for standard infection control procedures.

Guidance on donning and doffing PPE for aerosol generating procedures (AGPs) is available.

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Published 11 October 2022
Last updated 1 February 2024 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance so it follows to acute respiratory infections guidance: reduced the distance from 2m to 1m when removing PPE after caring for a client and to risk assess the use of gloves.

  2. Updated to reflect guidance that universal masking is no longer required in care homes.

  3. First published.