06 May 2020 – Extended eligibility for personal protective gear for healthcare workers outside of hospitals

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Healthcare workers
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Dutch Government has extended eligibility for personal protective gear to workers providing domestic help, counseling, daytime activities or meal support outside of hospitals.

There are also guidelines for the use of personal protective equipment for care outside the hospital, based on contamination risks for employees and patients suspected of COVID-19. Personal protective gear includes mouth masks, insulating jackets or aprons, eye protection, and gloves.
Full details here: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19/nieuws/2020/05/06/meer-bescherming-zorgmedewerkers-buiten-ziekenhuis