WasteMINZ has just received the Ministry of Health PPE requirements for non-health essential workers.
You may not be directly involved in the essential service of waste collection – but we ask you share these links amongst your networks to ensure that this reaches the key people who need to be informed.
Any questions please call Janine Brinsdon on 022 309 6690.
Ministry of Health guidance on PPE for non-health essential workers
The Ministry of Health has released new guidance on protective equipment for people in essential jobs that may require physical or close contact.
In all situations, regular hand washing should continue.
These recommendations are a guide only and workplace settings should consider their ability to maintain the 1 metre rule. In general, surgical/medical masks prevent the dispersal of droplets by an infected patient and the inhalation of droplets if within 1 metre of a coughing individual.
If a customer or employee shows signs of being unwell such as a fever, cough or shortness of breath, they should be politely encouraged to leave as soon as possible and to seek help by calling their GP (doctor) or call Healthline (for free) on 0800 358 5453.