Wearing disposable gloves alone does not necessarily prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses on hands and surfaces. Hand hygiene is necessary, and consideration of the type and quality of glove can help reduce glove associated cross-contamination risks.
The Coronavirus pandemic has seen demand for PPE, far surpassing supply. This has resulted in limited stock available, with some industries so desperate for PPE they are sourcing from unknown suppliers without first conducting product or supplier due diligence.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for excellent hand hygiene, but what's the point of this if your hands are covered with cheap and ineffective gloves which fail to provide necessary protection? Here we discuss essential glove selection and hygiene practices.