The Royal College of Nursing is asking the governments of the UK to:
- assure health and care staff that the current guidance on PPE is robust enough to protect them
- ensure that nursing staff are supported to use respiratory personal protective equipment (PPE) such as FFP2 or FFP3 masks
- look at the effectiveness of ventilation in all NHS buildings
It is also calling for the Health and Safety Executive to review the guidance on appropriate use of PPE in all health and care settings.