Infectious diseases

Information last updated: 22 December 2014

Infectious Respiratory Viruses – the use of facemasks and respirators

NHS England in partnership with the Department of Health, Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive have reissued guidance on the use of surgical facemasks and FFP3 respirators, to be used when caring for patients with a suspected or confirmed infectious respiratory virus. These are in the form of posters and leaflet.