Check out the latest information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19).
PPE has been in the news recently and we know that there are questions over when and where we should wear face masks, gloves and disposable aprons. We’ve tried to summarise the key questions below.
How to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Follow Government advice and stay at home.
Only go out outside for essential food, daily exercise, work or for medical reasons.
If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 then you must self-isolate to avoid infecting others. Stay at home.
If you do go out, then ensure you maintain a safe distance away from other people – at least two metres (6ft) away.
Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds as much as possible and as soon as you get home.
I’ve seen people out in face masks and gloves, should I be wearing these?
Gloves and masks are not recommended for the general public because:
They become easily contaminated by other people's coughs and sneezes, or when putting them on or removing them
Frequent hand-washing and social distancing is more effective
They might offer a false sense of security
When should PPE be worn?
PPE is worn by healthcare and social care professionals in particular circumstances. All Derby City Council employees, volunteers and partners follow Government guidelines to ensure that PPE is not wasted or misused.
Derby City Council follow current government advice when working in the office or out in the community. Our teams will always:
Ensure they maintain a safe distance away from other people – at least two metres (6ft) away.
Wash their hands for at least 20 seconds frequently to observe good hand hygiene.
Social distancing and good hand hygiene are the best protection against coronavirus.