Face-to-face consultations must use type 2 surgical masks, SAGE rules


The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), which has been advising the Government throughout the coronavirus pandemic has rules that staff offering close contact services should now wear a face mask.

After consultation with industry the group, alongside Government, has announced that staff should wear a type 2 surgical face mask when working.

The guidance also applies to businesses that operate remotely, such as staff working in people’s homes, and those learning in vocational training environments.

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This means a range of occupations, including those in the mobility industry offering close contact assessments or face-to-face consultations must be properly prepared.

SAGE says it will help protect the customer and staff from respiratory droplets caused by sneezing, coughing, or speaking.

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