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PPE Updates


Monday 18/5/20 UPDATE – Changes to PPE Guidelines

The Ministry of Health have made a slight change to the PPE Guidelines to be consistent with Alert Level 2 guidance. In particular this relates to the need to maintain physical distancing from others. Previously the required distance was 2-metres. This has been changed to a minimum of 1-metre. This includes all clients and others not in your bubble.

CLICK HERE to view the latest Ministry of Health Guidelines.

Wednesday 29/4/20 UPDATE – PPE Use


While moving to Level 3 is a positive for us all, it remains important that PPE is used correctly. To ensure you are using PPE correctly, please take a time to watch this short (less than five minutes) video from Auckland DHB on how to correctly put on and dispose of PPE.

CLICK HERE to watch video.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

For the safety of its clients and staff, VisionWest Home HealthCare has chosen to follow the Ministry of Health guidelines on the supply and use of PPE. We have adequate stocks of PPE and Support Workers will be contacted about its distribution.

This page contains information about the supply and proper use of PPE. It will be updated with new information as the need arises.

The official Ministry of Health guidelines regarding PPE are shown in this poster. CLICK HERE to view.


Attached are a number of resources that will help you over the coming days:

ppe use for comm care 15 May 2020 ppe use for comm care 15 May 2020 (177 KB)

Daily Covid-19 Guide 22 April 2020 Daily Covid-19 Guide 22 April 2020 (118 KB)

PPE poster PPE poster (203 KB)