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PPE SHORTAGES FUELLED SPREAD OF COVID-19 IN CARE HOMES, STUDY FINDS

PPE SHORTAGES FUELLED SPREAD OF COVID-19 IN CARE HOMES, STUDY FINDS

The spread of COVID-19 inside care homes has been fuelled by a lack of personal protection equipment (PPE) – according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Researchers...
HSE ISSUES KN95 FACEMASK WARNING

SAFETY ALERT: HSE ISSUES KN95 FACEMASK WARNING

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning against the use of KN95 facemasks as personal protective equipment (PPE). A safety alert was issued on 11 June 2020, urging all employers and...
No VAT on PPE for Care Sector

TREASURY CUTS TAXES TO REDUCE PPE COSTS

VAT on essential personal protective equipment (PPE) for Covid-19 will be temporarily scrapped saving more than £100m for care homes and businesses dealing with the coronavirus outbreak, the...

YORK COUNCIL APPEALS FOR PPE TO PROTECT CARE WORKERS

City of York Council is lobbying the Government and asking businesses to provide additional personal protective (PPE) so it can be used by the authority’s care workers. Although the...

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