There is no direct evidence from randomised trials that eye protection equipment alone prevents transmission of COVID-19. Indirect evidence suggests that healthcare workers’ conjunctivae could be exposed to infective droplets and aerosols from patients during close contact. It is important to assess contagion risk of every encounter and take appropriate precautions Where close contact is required, guidance for full personal protective equipment should be followed
Khunti, K., What is the efficacy of eye protection equipment compared to no eye protection equipment in preventing transmission of COVID-19-type respiratory illnesses in primary and community care?
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