Joint Statement – PPE – Update

Posted by on May 6, 2020 in News | 0 comments

On Friday 10 April, North Lanarkshire Council, North Lanarkshire Health and Care Partnership, GMB, Unison and Unite issued a joint statement making clear that social and home care workers could wear a fluid resistant face mask along with other appropriate PPE where the person they were visiting or otherwise attending to was neither confirmed nor suspected of having COVID-19, if they consider doing so necessary to their own and the individual’s safety….

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Joint Statement Update

Posted by on Apr 9, 2020 in News | 0 comments

Further to our meeting with the Deputy First Minister, the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and the Cabinet Secretary for Health yesterday afternoon please see the attached joint statement that has been agreed between us on the use of PPE in home and social care. Please share this widely. This confirms that the four nation guidance issued last week stands and the Chief Nursing Officer’s ‘supplementary guidance’ has been withdrawn. Jointly Agreed Statement on PPEDownload From Monday afternoon, our letter to the Chief Nursing Officer and COSLA on Monday evening, to this morning UNISON led on negotiating this statement and securing this clarity and reassurance (regardless of what you might have read in the press last...

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