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Gloves Usage Guidelines During COVID-19 Outbreak


Gloves have become increasingly common during the COVID-19 outbreak, serving various purposes beyond first aid.

Types of Gloves

Various types of gloves are available, typically in nitrile or vinyl materials and different colours.

Putting on Gloves

When donning gloves:

  • Ensure Clean Hands: Remove any sharp objects from hands to prevent glove damage.
  • Check for Damage: Inspect gloves for holes or tears; replace if found.
  • Change Between Patients: Swap gloves between patients to prevent cross-contamination.

Removing Gloves

Proper removal is crucial:

  • Contain Spread: Remove gloves carefully to avoid splattering contaminants.
  • Dispose Correctly: Dispose of used gloves properly to prevent contamination.


Adhering to proper glove usage guidelines is essential for containing the spread of infection during the COVID-19 pandemic.