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College provides guidance on use of PPE

College provides more detailed guidance on use of PPE

Following the College Covid update last week, the College of Optometrists has published a short video on when to consider wearing a face mask in primary eye care settings.

The College explains that the use of face coverings should be based on a dynamic risk assessment. For example, clinical procedures like direct ophthalmoscopy are likely to require a face mask, but one is unlikely to be needed for pre-screening or dispensing (video here).

This latest College guidance is for England and Wales at this stage. The College is in the process of confirming the latest advice with officials in Northern Ireland and Scotland.