Updated Government guidance on PPE for pharmacists


Updated Government guidance on PPE, published by Public Health England (PHE), states that pharmacists won’t be required to wear single-use gloves or aprons when administering flu vaccinations in 2020/21, as they aren’t deemed necessary.

Despite this, where keeping a two-metre distance from patients is not feasible, pharmacists continue to be advised to wear type IIR surgical facemasks.

“Updated Government guidance on PPE for pharmacists.“

Chief executive officer of Kensington Chelsea & Westminster LPC and Pharmacy London lead for vaccinations, Rekha Shah, stated: “We are going to need enough supplies because people will want to use full protection.”

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