Personal protective equipment (PPE) for unpaid carers

The level of PPE you need will depend on the type of care you provide. If you are an unpaid carer and you do not live with the person you provide care for, it is recommended that you follow the government PPE guidance for unpaid carers. This guide, which should be used alongside guidance for those who provide unpaid care to friends or family and local policies, where they exist, has also been translated into a number of different languages. A helpful video is included in the guidance to help you understand how to put on and take off PPE items.

For more information about how and when to use PPE correctly, read the PPE guide for community and social care settings.