During the Coronavirus outbreak, some essential visits still need to happen from people like -
- health and care visitors
- social workers
- housing staff
Sometimes they will need to wear personal protective equipment called 'PPE'. This is -
- face masks
- eye protection (sometimes)
It's part of the measures to slow the spread of the Coronavirus.
Professionals who visit your home during this time will not normally wear PPE.
They need to wear PPE if -
- someone in the household has a specific health condition which means they are being 'shielded' for an initial 12 weeks
- someone in the household has symptoms of the Coronavirus
- they need to be closer than two metres to someone to carry out their job. For example, weighing a baby
What you can do
You should -
- make sure you check the identify of the visitor
- tell the visitor if anyone in the house has a new continuous cough or a high temperature
- keep everyone more than two metres away from the visitor
- wash your hands often
If you are unclear or have any questions please ask your visitor.
Support and advice
Access the leaflet below