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  • You must follow the law on Health and Safety at Work. 
  • You must maintain a hygienic and safe practice environment. You must deliver care to your patients in a safe environment. 
  • You should comply with workplace safety policies and procedures. You should contribute to clinical audits. 
  • You should report any adverse incidents. 
  • You should use standard routine infection control precautions including, decontaminating the care environment and any equipment that comes into contact with patients. 
  • You should be aware of situations of increased concern announced or notified to you by your local public health team including, patients with transmissible infections. Where patients have suspected or confirmed transmissible infection, you should use transmission-based infection control precautions. 
This Guidance does not change what you must do under the law.