CVS - Guidance on preparations to support the NHS with potential PPE requirements whilst maintaining the safety of our colleagues and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

7 April 2020

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This document sets out guidance by CVS on preparations that could be taken by practices to support the NHS with potential PPE requirements, whilst maintaining the safety of colleagues and patients, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic may result in a shortage of PPE in the veterinary profession, due to an increase in use for biosecurity and stocks being diverted to the NHS. Practice teams may be asked to release stocks of PPE to the NHS. Practice teams may therefore need to ration PPE, such as surgical gloves and facemasks, and find alternatives to disposable PPE and turn to reusable materials. This guidance is to help practice teams ensure that they are prepared in the case of a PPE shortage to ensure that the safety of colleagues and patients are maintained.

Last updated 06/04/2020

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