Using PPE at work during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Removal of some coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions

This page is up to date following the removal of some restrictions in England. There are different regulations and guidance to follow for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The latest advice on keeping workplaces safe will help you assess the risks and continue to reduce COVID-19 transmission. This includes links to information on vaccination, as well as on testing, tracking and tracing (including where variants are spreading).

Employers must protect workers from injury or harm to health which could happen as a result of work-related activity. This includes taking reasonable steps to protect your workers and others from coronavirus (COVID-19).

During the pandemic, HSE has worked with others to develop guidance about current issues with PPE (personal protective equipment).

PPE in health and social care work

PPE in non-healthcare work

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2021-07-16