COVID-19: PPE for social care
Important information on personal protective equipment for the care sector from the Department of Health & Social Care.
We know that supplies of personal protective equipment to the care sector is fundamental for the good care of individuals with suspected symptoms of Covid-19. We are clear that no wholesaler has been asked to prioritise NHS provision over the care sector nor should they be doing so.
Free distribution of fluid repellent facemasks from the pandemic flu stock has already started. Every care home and home care provider will be receiving at least 300 facemasks.
Distribution is estimated to be complete by next Tuesday. Providers are not required to take any action; the stock will be delivered to them. The National Supply Distribution line is working rapidly with wholesalers to ensure longer-term supply of all aspects of personal care.