The COVID-19 Vaccine – Simplified

The COVID-19 Vaccine – Simplified

The current main vaccines that are being distributed in the UK are the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine and the AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid- 19 vaccine. Both have been issued with an Emergency Use Listing (EULs) by , marking them as safe to use and efficacious. National regulators then authorised the vaccines to allow them to be manufactured and …

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The difference between an Antibody and Antigen Test

With the different Covid-19 tests currently around there is often confusion about which test does what.  Terminology is often confusing for the non-medical person and understanding the difference between tests can sometimes get complicated.  This is a basic guide that will help to clarify a few of the more common questions.

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Face Coverings – what you need to know about face masks….

With so many companies and retail outlets now selling PPE, we explore what customers should look out for to get the right products. Fake certification, poor quality products and unethcial sourcing can all be at play when buying PPE. It is important to understand what PPE does and does not do for the wearer and …

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COVID-19 impact on studies

Coronavirus: Frequently asked questions and useful organisations

Alzheimer’s Society advice and guidence original source here Here are answers to some commonly-asked questions (FAQs) from people affected by dementia, as well as a list of organisations that can provide information and advice during the coronavirus pandemic. Alzheimer’s Society is supporting people affected by dementia through the coronavirus pandemic, and Rapid Fire Supplies has …

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How long does COVID 19 stay on surfaces?

According to PHE, under most circumstances, the amount of infectious virus on any contaminated surfaces is likely to have decreased significantly by 24 hours, and even more so by 48 hours. There is no official confirmation on exactly how long COVID 19 stays on surfaces. The current guidance is an estimate and can vary depending …

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Hand Sanitiser

Hand Sanitiser Know How

Hand sanitiser use has become part of the everyday normal due to the coronavirus, now used regularly in the home and workplace. But when is it ok and not ok to use? As hand cleanliness is one of the most important hygiene practices and preventative measures for containing coronavirus, it’s important to know.     In the simplest terms sanitising your hands can be successfully achieved …

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Planning for PPE

Planning for PPE

It was reported this week that Essex County Council (ECC) is setting up a dedicated team to purchase PPE and oversee the logistics required to provide PPE to services until March 2022.  ECC forecasts that the need for PPE will increase as services reopen and is one of many councils facing the challenge of getting services up …

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The Nitrile Glove Maze

How can you possibly work out the real differences between nitrile examination gloves, furthermore, with so many websites selling products offering vastly different prices and using various confusing terminology?  It’s a minefield out there, how do you know what to look for when all you’re after is good quality examination gloves? We’re here to help clarify these points:  When looking for gloves there should be an AQL rating. This stands for “Acceptable Quality Level” and …

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