As the UK returns to a new normal and we learn to live with COVID-19 being in our community, how do things look here at Positive Steps?
Since March 2020, we have been following all Public Health England guidance closely and ensuring that we minimise the risk to our clients and their families as much as we possibly can. We understand fully how vulnerable some of our clients are and what a scary time it has been over the last 2 years. That is why we have continued to wear full PPE until now, masks, aprons and gloves for all our clients.
As the restrictions in England have now been lifted and replaced with public health advice, at Positive Steps we want to ensure we follow all advice given by The Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
From today, as per our updated risk assessment (attached below) if clients are comfortable we will continue to wear medical IIR masks but will drop the need for disposable aprons and gloves. If we predict however that we may be in contact with any bodily fluids then we will continue to wear aprons and gloves as well as our masks.
Please be reassured that we will check with each and every one of our clients before we change our practice to ensure everyone continues to feel safe during our sessions.
All of our cleaning and hand hygiene procedures remain unchanged.
If you would like to discuss this update further then please contact Lorna Saunders on 07801238819.