The government has set out its plan for the next phase of the COVID-19 response. This details how we live with the virus as we would any other respiratory illness.
To find out more about the plan, see GOV.UK
Information and guidance on protecting yourself and others
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) plays a key role in infection prevention and control in health and social care settings if used effectively and alongside other vital infection prevention and control measures. PPE should be used in line with national guidance for the role or activity.
Outside health and social care settings, PPE is not required for managing the risk of COVID-19 unless advised by a healthcare or public health professional. These workplaces should continue to follow the reducing the spread guidance.
PPE is available to purchase. National PPE wholesalers are listed below.
Providers registered with the CQC can order emergency supplies through the national PPE portal. Eligible organisations should have received an invitation to register via their email account registered with the Care Quality Commission. If you think you are eligible but have not been invited, you can contact the customer service team on 0800 876 6802.
Torbay Council and partners are supporting access to PPE for those not unable to access PPE through alternative means (e.g the PPE portal, the NHS supply chain or their usual channels).
We ask that those in need of PPE:
When requesting PPE you will be asked about: