4 Equipment

4 Equipment

4.1 Tell patients, or their parent or carer, to wash their hands and clean equipment such as face masks, mouth pieces, spacers and peak flow meters regularly using a detergent (for example, washing-up liquid), or to follow the manufacturer's cleaning instructions.

4.2 Tell patients, or their parent or carer, not to share their inhalers and devices with anyone else.

4.3 Tell patients, or their parent or carer, they can continue to use their nebuliser. This is because the aerosol comes from the fluid in the nebuliser chamber and will not carry virus particles from the patient. Find out more from UK government guidance on COVID-19: infection prevention and control.