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 Carers in Fife
Topic Originator: EEP  
Date:   Sun 22 Mar 21:32

No hand sanitizer or face masks available at the moment but if you can get these items the council will give you the money back....went on my travels an got both(not easy trying to find).
No protection at all and we have 2 kids.
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 Re: Carers in Fife
Topic Originator: renegade master  
Date:   Sun 22 Mar 23:41

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 Re: Carers in Fife
Topic Originator: EEP  
Date:   Sun 22 Mar 23:44

Many thanks RM.
I got 2 disposable masks from a store tonight after searching for ages.
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 Re: Carers in Fife
Topic Originator: moviescot  
Date:   Mon 23 Mar 16:49

Can regular surgical masks prevent you catching Corona virus?

If it's a regular surgical face mask, the answer is no, Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, told Live Science. 

A more specialized mask, known as an N95 respirator, can protect against the new coronavirus, also called SARS-CoV-2. The respirator is thicker than a surgical mask, but neither Schaffner nor the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) recommend it for public use, at least not at this point.
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 Re: Carers in Fife
Topic Originator: moviescot  
Date:   Mon 23 Mar 19:15


Expert verdict: ‘This mask has a rating of FFP3, the highest level of protection,’ says Nick Moore.

'If I were a medic treating a patient in China, I would be happy wearing this one, along with other protective measures, such as goggles to protect my eyes. Eyes are as vulnerable as your nose and mouth.
No point in wearing the above mask if your eyes are uncovered."
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 Re: Carers in Fife
Topic Originator: EEP  
Date:   Mon 23 Mar 19:35

There has been no advice regarding going into the homes of the elderly.
They are still going out and doing their weekly routine and think nothing off it.
You may not know but carers don’t go to the same clients hardly so it could be up to 12 different carers going into 1 house a week.....
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 Re: Carers in Fife
Topic Originator: EEP  
Date:   Tue 24 Mar 20:05

Still no proper PPE for the carers in fife but they have been told to do work.
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 Re: Carers in Fife
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Tue 24 Mar 20:35

Suspect it may be the same for District Nurses. I don't think it's the case of not buying them, I think it's more there aren't any to buy in the first place.
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 Re: Carers in Fife
Topic Originator: EEP  
Date:   Tue 24 Mar 21:33

no there is millions stored in warehouses and they have not been delivered yet.
The health boy was on good morning on Monday and admitted it.
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 Re: Carers in Fife
Topic Originator: EEP  
Date:   Wed 25 Mar 22:08

They are receiving the proper PPE kit tomm...
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 Re: Carers in Fife
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Thu 26 Mar 07:48

That's good news.

The NHS is not going to come out well from this. I've heard some very worrying stories from people being drafted in to help. Many in no way qualified for the roles they are being asked to do.
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 Re: Carers in Fife
Topic Originator: steaua  
Date:   Fri 27 Mar 02:54

My Husband is in a care home (Fife) and they keep us updated on his health status etc almost every second day. Not once have they complained about not having what they need to care for the Residents.

*****STAY SAFE EVERYONE. ********
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 Re: Carers in Fife
Topic Originator: EEP  
Date:   Fri 27 Mar 09:08

Not a care home Marv but she does the house runs.
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 Re: Carers in Fife
Topic Originator: EEP  
Date:   Mon 30 Mar 22:10

Well there has been zero PPE kit provided but my wife has been told to take all uniform off before entering the house and go for a shower/ all uniform straight into the washing machine... all kit has been sent to the nurses etc but nothing for home carers??
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