COVID-19: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

The supply and availability of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is a key concern for health and social care staff as we respond to the covid-19 pandemic, and it is essential that all staff are aware of what PPE is available to them and who to contact locally if they need to raise any concerns or issues relating to PPE.

The following guidance outlines what PPE frontline health and social care workers should be wearing in different settings and scenarios. The guidance itself recommends the safest level of PPE to protect health and social care workers and it specifies the type of PPE that should be worn in the various healthcare and social care settings where patients or residents could be cared for.

Revised PPE Guidance Letter

Health Protection Guidance Scotland website

Direct link to the UK PPE Guidance

Staff working in clinical placements are advised to raise the concern with their placement Board, this being the position under our existant Employment Responsibilities Agreement.