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Care at home,wearing of ppe

wilko73

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Feb 8, 2021
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i'm just wondering if anyone that has carers coming in to the home has carers that are still wearing aprons as my mums have just asked me if they could not wear them because of the heat,I was surprised they asked to be honest anyway i said they had to wear them.Of course I could understand it but i'm not going to bend the rules.
 

Lynmax

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Nov 1, 2016
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I don’t have carers but the lady over the road does. Hers still wear aprons, masks and gloves every time they visit.
 

RosettaT

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Sep 9, 2018
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Mid Lincs
Yes my OH carers still wear aprons as I do because I'm his 2nd carer, they do make you hot but so do other things. If they are going from house to house I would expect them to wear them too.
 

northumbrian_k

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Mar 2, 2017
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Newcastle
I still wear an apron, mask and gloves for garden visits to my wife so I would say that carers providing personal care should too, unless the advice changes.
Good practice should not be dependent on the weather.
 

Jessy82

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Mar 15, 2021
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Yes my mums carers are still wearing it, and I am too being a hairdresser, its stifling, but has to be done
 

canary

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Feb 25, 2014
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South coast
my OH is still at home and his carers still wear mask, face shield/goggles, gloves and apron.
One of the carers finds it very hot, but has not suggested that he not wear them - I think he might be scandalised if anyone suggested that he bends the rules like that!
 

wilko73

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Feb 8, 2021
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Thanks folks they have all been wearing them it was an odd question to be asked, and one that shouldn't have been asked.I live here so i see what happens so rules have to be followed.i hope you're all well anyway,i just hope the sun returns soon x
 

MartinWL

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Jun 12, 2020
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Aprons are no protection at all from transmission of an airborne virus, wearing them in any situation is an absurdity unless required for a reason unrelated to coronavirus.