Infection Prevention Control guidance outlines what PPE is required to be worn in different situations/scenarios. If clinical staff cannot, for various reasons, wear the fluid resistant surgical mask that has been provided as PPE, then the employer should undertake a risk assessment . Wearing a visor without a face mask or with a face covering instead is not an alternative option. The employer may be able source an alternative make of face mask that they could wear. If the worker cannot wear a face mask at all then it could mean that the staff member may not be able to work in a particular area as they are unable to practice safely wearing the recommended PPE and therefore redeployment may have to be an option.
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