The Government guidance for Close Contact Services states that it is mandatory in law for practitioners to wear a clear visor/goggles and Type II Face Mask.
As of 24th September, it is mandatory in law for people providing a close contact service to wear a clear visor/goggles and Type II Face Mask.
Clear visors cover the face, and typically provide a barrier between the wearer and the client from respiratory droplets caused by sneezing, coughing or speaking. Visors must fit the user and be worn properly. They should cover the forehead, extend below the chin, and wrap around the side of the face. Both disposable and re-usable visors are available. A re-usable visor must be cleaned and disinfected between each client using normal cleaning products.
Goggles may be used as an alternative to a clear visor, when worn with a Type II face mask. Goggles provide eye protection to the wearer. To be worn in place of a clear visor, goggles must be close fitting with no obvious openings or vents that would otherwise allow droplets to enter the eyes. Reusable eye protection should be cleaned according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Section 6 of Working safely during coronavirus explains in full the PPE requirements of those who provide close contact services.