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.
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.