Podiatry clinics and PPE
Advice for members working in podiatry clinics on wearing PPE to avoid the need to self-isolate
If you are working in a podiatry clinic and are contacted by NHS Track and Trace and told to self-isolate, you should not need to do so if you have been wearing the correct personal protective equipment (PPE).
However, we are aware of a number of members who have had to self-isolate after removing their face covering and sharing a room with someone who has later tested positive for COVID-19, for example to eat lunch.
We therefore strongly recommend to all members that you should wear your mask at all times. We would also suggest:
- Be aware of the beginning and end of the day and don/doff face masks/coverings before and after entering the building if multiple occupancy
- If you need to remove your mask to eat, stagger lunchtimes so you are not in the same room at the same time as others
- If someone is working behind a screened reception desk without a face covering, then they should don a face covering immediately they leave the screened area.