Protective latex gloves provide a physical barrier between your hands and any potentially contaminated surfaces. We know that viruses and bacteria can spread from a person touching an infected surface and then spreading the virus droplets to their eyes, nose and face. Wearing gloves can reduce the ease of transmission.
When should I wear gloves?
It’s a good idea to wear gloves if you are living with someone who is showing symptoms of infection and you need to clean and disinfect your home regularly.
If you work in a situation that requires you to touch goods and packaging that will later come in contact with others, then it’s appropriate to wear gloves to avoid contamination.
If in your day-to-day life your hands regularly come into contact with public surfaces, then gloves can provide added peace of mind that you are protecting yourself and others.