Personal protective equipment (PPEs) are protective gears — clothing, helmets, goggles, or other garments or equipment designed to protect a person from injury or infection. PPEs work as a barrier between an individual’s skin, mouth, nose, or eyes, and viral or bacterial infections.
In the context of Covid-19, which is spread through close contact and droplets (though airborne transmission is also claimed, but not proved so far), PPEs include the following but can vary between medical professionals, hospital cleaners, and patient visitors:
Components of PPEs are goggles, face-shield, mask, gloves, coverall/gowns (with or without aprons), headcover, and shoe cover.