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Gaps in infection prevention and PPE advice and requirements for social workers

Open letter to the Director General for Global and Public Health, Department of Health and Social Care

 

Gerry Nosowska BASW Chair and Dr Ruth Allen, BASW CEO have issued an open letter to the Director General for Global and Public Health, Department of Health and Social Care BASW to raise significant gaps in Public Health guidance for social workers during the Covid-19 crisis in relation to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

The recent PHE guidance (below) is not specific to social workers and does not take account of many of their usual ‘community care’ settings: