Type II masks
Wearing a Type II surgical mask provides a barrier, protecting your mouth and nose from an individual’s respiratory secretions. If you are giving personal care to a resident or pupil, Type II masks are not recommended.
Type I masks
Type I masks do not protect the staff member wearing the mask, but they may prevent spread of COVID-19 in the care setting. These masks prevent the staff member from passing on the virus to other people when they are wearing the mask. For example, through coughing or via their hands after touching their mouth or nose and then touching surfaces.
Remember: PPE is just one way of protecting staff at work. Handwashing, workplace cleaning practices and risk assessments also play an important role in infection prevention and control.
Fix your PPE Supply costs today
Many of our customers are increasingly concerned about the impact of a possible second Covid-19 wave. Specifically relating to the supplies of essential PPE in care homes. To mitigate the issues arising from this, Medaco now offer a monthly supply solution.