HSE recommends FFP2 masks for healthcare workers

04 Jan 2022
Categories: News

HSE guidance has been updated to state that FFP2 masks must be worn by healthcare workers in all settings where they are caring for patients.

 

Respirator Masks

Respirator masks (FFP2) are to be worn by healthcare workers in all settings where they are caring for patients.

Respirator masks (FFP2) will also be offered to patients in multi-bed or open areas who are able to wear them.

This applies to all healthcare settings, including primary, secondary, tertiary care, the National Ambulance Service and vaccination centres.

 

Surgical masks

Surgical masks should be worn by all healthcare workers for interactions with other healthcare workers in healthcare settings where patients are not cared for.

 

Read the complete article on the HSE website

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