Extra protection in care home settings

Whether you're a care worker, a manager or a cleaner, if you're working inside a care home, it’s imperative that you wear the correct PPE.

You must take precautions to not only protect yourself, but also to protect the vulnerable people living in the care home.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) usually spreads by droplets from coughs, sneezes and speaking. These droplets can also be picked up from surfaces, if you touch a surface and then your face without washing your hands first. This is why social distancing, regular hand hygiene, and covering coughs and sneezes is so important in controlling the spread of the virus.

Wearing a full face shield visor as well as a mask can provide extra protection. Unlike masks, full face shield visors also protect the eyes – which can be an entry point into the body for some viruses. They also have the benefit of providing a physical barrier which help stop wearers touching their face with their hands. Plus, the SheffShield has integrated ear savers which make it super comfortable to wear with a mask for long periods.

The government has issued guidance about the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in a care home setting. Click here to read it in full.

To find out more about the advantages of our reusable, comfortable and robust full face shield visor click here.