Police: Protective Clothing:Written question - 48421

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Asked by Chi Onwurah
(Newcastle upon Tyne Central)
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Asked on: 18 May 2020
Home Office
Police: Protective Clothing
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department has issued to police forces on (a) how to wear personal protective equipment (PPE), (b) when to wear PPE and (c) what kind of PPE to wear.
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Answered by: Kit Malthouse
Answered on: 02 June 2020

The UK Government has published guidance on appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for emergency workers, including the police. The National Police Chiefs’ Council and the College of Policing have issued operational guidance to all forces on the use of PPE tailored to their unique role to ensure officers and staff are protected sufficiently. The guidance covers how, when and what type of PPE to wear across a range of practical scenarios.

An explanatory note of the guidance is available here: https://www.college.police.uk/What-we-do/COVID-19/Documents/Personal-Protective-Equipment-Operational-Guidance-1.pdf

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