Rational use of personal protective equipment (PPE) for coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Guidance from the WHO, CDC and Public Health England on use of PPE in different situations.
When to use a surgical face mask or FFP3 respirator
When caring for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, all healthcare workers need to - prior to any patient interaction - assess the infectious risk posed to themselves and wear the appropriate PPE to minimise that risk.
Source: Public Health England
Understanding the difference between face masks and respirators
Recommendations on face mask use in community settings
Source: The Lancet
World Health Organisation: Rational use of personal protective equipment (PPE) for coronavirus disease (COVID-19): interim guidance
Published 19 March 2020
Recommended personal PPE during the outbreak of COVID-19 outbreak, according to the setting, personnel, and type of activity:
Author: Dr Daniel Livingstone, MedShr - Health Education England Fellow