Government Advice: Face coverings in education/schools

This is the latest advice from the UK Government on the use of face coverings in Schools. All pupils, in all year groups, will return to education full-time from the beginning of the autumn term. This guidance is intended to support early years and childcare providers, schools, including alternative provision, and colleges with new advice … Continue reading Government Advice: Face coverings in education/schools

Face Coverings: from medical intervention to social practice

In this BMJ article, Helene-Mari van der Westhuizen and colleagues argue that face coverings should be considered not as medical equipment but as a social practice informed by norms and expectations. Key messages Face coverings used by the public are now widely recommended as source control during the covid-19 pandemic The dominant narrative driving policy … Continue reading Face Coverings: from medical intervention to social practice

Face Coverings: Cross-Government Disability Unit Update

The Stakeholder Engagement Team at the Government's Cross-Government Disability Unit have distributed an update about how it has been able to influence around the subject of face coverings, following their listening to the concerns from disability groups. This is the update: We are aware of the barriers and challenges the requirement to wear face coverings … Continue reading Face Coverings: Cross-Government Disability Unit Update

Safely disposing of face coverings and personal protective equipment

Ideally, you should wash and reuse cloth face coverings to prevent and reduce waste. Read government guidance on how to make and wear a reusable cloth face covering. Remove PPE carefully, and avoid touching the inside of your face covering. After you remove your PPE or face covering, wash your hands or use hand sanitiser. If you need to … Continue reading Safely disposing of face coverings and personal protective equipment