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1 July 2020 

FIP issues “holding statement” on the use of masks during #COVID19

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The current position of FIP is that all pharmacists and other pharmacy workforce members should wear personal protective equipment appropriate for their roles. In order to protect the public and themselves as healthcare workers, FIP recommends that those in patient-facing roles at least wear a medical mask in addition to other personal protective equipment that are part of droplet and contact precautions.

“It remains critical that people who use masks continue to take other measures to protect their health, including appropriate physical distancing, hand hygiene using an alcohol-based hand rub or thorough washing with soap and water,” the federation adds.

FIP is in the process of updating its COVID-19 guidance to reflect new evidence and recent changes to international recommendations. Follow us on social media for the latest news.


Last update 15 May 2019

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