NHS: Protective Clothing

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 12th June 2020.

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Photo of Daniel Zeichner Daniel Zeichner Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance was provided to NHS hospitals on face fit tests for people wearing FFP3 masks between February and May 2020.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Where respiratory protective equipment is required, the COVID-19 infection prevention and control guidance states that fit testing is necessary. This information has been included in all published versions of the COVID-19 infection prevention and control guidance since 10 January 2020. The COVID-19: infection prevention and control guidance is available to view at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-infection-prevention-and-control

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