MasterChef ‘social distancing episode’ sees nurse bandage Poh Ling Yeow’s cut finger with no gloves

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MasterChef fans up in arms when first ‘social distancing episode’ sees medic bandage Poh Ling Yeow’s cut finger with NO GLOVES or mask

At the start of Monday’s episode of MasterChef Australia: Back To Win, judge Jock Zonfrillo explained that social distancing rules would be going into effect. 

However fans were up in arms when the measures being taken to protect the constants and crew from COVID-19 didn’t appear to extend to gloves and masks for first aid staff. 

When chef Poh Ling Yeow badly cut her finger early in the episode – revealing she’d ‘lost a small chunk’ of her pinkie – she was treated by on set nurse. 

Space: On Monday’s episode of MasterChef Australia: Back To Win, Poh Ling Yeow (left) was tended to by a medic who was not wearing a mask of gloves, despite new social distancing measures going into effect on the set of the show 

However viewers were quick to point out that the medic was not wearing gloves or a mask. 

One person at home Tweeted: ‘Hey you guys need a new nurse, where were her gloves???’

Another chimed in: ‘Nice gloves nurse…’ while someone else added: ‘That’s what I thought! Glove up nurse!’ 

Ouch:  Poh Ling Yeow badly cut her finger early in the episode - revealing she'd 'lost a small chunk' of her pinkie

Ouch:  Poh Ling Yeow badly cut her finger early in the episode – revealing she’d ‘lost a small chunk’ of her pinkie 

A little help: She was quickly treated by a nurse on set who brought in a bandage

A little help: She was quickly treated by a nurse on set who brought in a bandage 

Details: Viewers were quick to point out that the medic was not wearing gloves or a mask

Details: Viewers were quick to point out that the medic was not wearing gloves or a mask

Someone else wrote: ‘Why isn’t the nurse wearing gloves?’ while another agreed: ‘And no mask either….. easy to say in hindsight’. 

Yet another marvelled: ‘Po cuts finger. Attending first aid has no gloves!!’ while one more viewer Tweeted: ‘Nurse has no mask or gloves on! WTF? First aid 101’. 

Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Channel Ten for comment.   

At the start of the episode, Jock explained the changes being made to the show, telling the cast:  ‘Welcome to a brand-new week and a whole new world. 

One person at home Tweeted: 'Hey you guys need a new nurse, where were her gloves???'

One person at home Tweeted: ‘Hey you guys need a new nurse, where were her gloves???’

‘A lot has changed in recent days due to the coronavirus. None of us have ever experienced anything like this before. But we are all in this together. 

‘Therefore, there’s a few rules that I wanna speak to you about. In and out of this kitchen. So we’re gonna do things a little bit differently from now on in here. 

He added: ‘You might notice we’re standing a little bit further apart. That’s the first new rule. You must keep a safe distance from each other at all times, got it.’ 

At the start of the episode, judge Jock Zonfrillo (pictured) explained the changes being made to the show, telling the cast: 'Welcome to a brand-new week and a whole new world'

At the start of the episode, judge Jock Zonfrillo (pictured) explained the changes being made to the show, telling the cast: ‘Welcome to a brand-new week and a whole new world’

Stand aside: Changes include no farewell group hugs or high-fives and more spacing

Stand aside: Changes include no farewell group hugs or high-fives and more spacing 

Changes include no farewell group hugs or high-fives and spacing between contestants. 

An Endemol Shine Australia spokesman told The Daily Telegraph: ‘Changes have been made to the spacing of contestant cooking benches and gloves provided for team challenges where equipment may be shared, as well as when handling food in the pantry.

‘Additional sinks have been added as dedicated hand washing stations. Judges step up to taste individually portioned meals and no cutlery or plates are shared.’

New time: An Endemol Shine Australia spokesman said that among the changes are 'the spacing of contestant cooking benches and gloves provided for team challenges'

New time: An Endemol Shine Australia spokesman said that among the changes are ‘the spacing of contestant cooking benches and gloves provided for team challenges’ 

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