Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Adult social care and support providers must continue to source their own PPE through the government supply chains or from their own sources.
Changes to the process for obtaining PPE from 11th September
Through the Government’s PPE Portal, a wide variety of healthcare providers and services are now able to access additional PPE to supplement their existing supplies.
Throughout the pandemic, the Council has been considered a ‘supplier of last resort’ for PPE requirements through the Local Resilience Forum. However, from 11th September, all emergency PPE should be requested through the Government’s online process.
Therefore, it is really important that all providers register and know how to access this system as an essential mitigation to PPE supply issues.
Guidance on how to use the system, quantities of PPE available, delivery and more can be found here. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ppe-portal-how-to-order-emergency-personal-protective-equipment#when-to-use-local-resilience-forums
All eligible providers will have received an email invitation to register onto the portal. If you have not received this email, you should contact the Department of Health and Social Care using the information provided on the guidance document.
The Council will no longer be supplying PPE to social care providers.