Scope community team
Care workers should use personal protective equipment (PPE) for activities that bring them into close personal contact, such as washing and bathing, personal hygiene and contact with bodily fluids.
Aprons, gloves and fluid repellent surgical masks should be used in these situations. If there is a risk of splashing, then eye protection will minimise risk.
Richard_ScopeI have looked at the link that you posted that links to government website guidelines. I’m sorry if I’m being silly but how am I to know if my carer has coronavirus until she gets systems and by then it could be to late. She does not give me personal care but she does help me around the house with tasks. She is in close vicinity to me that if she sneezed or coughed I could get the virus, if she had it. I live alone so I rely on her for tasks around the home and it’s making me feel very insecure as although she washes her hand, she doesn’t wear gloves or wear a mask. Before you say it, yes I have addressed this with her but she is refusing to wear gloves and masks. She doesn’t work for an agency as she is privately employed and on the payroll, so it’s not as if I can ring her agency that she also works for. I don’t want to sack her but I can’t live with this heightened of anxiety but also I can’t have her not come to me. Feel like I’m between a rock and a hard place.