All our care staff are following government guidance in relation to the level of personal protective equipment (PPE) they are wearing when visiting customers.
See government guidance regarding PPE:
- COVID-19 PPE hub
- COVID-19 PPE
- COVID-19 infection prevention and control
- COVID-19 how to work safely in domiciliary care in England
On 5 June a new PPE portal opened for social care and primary care providers to order and receive critical coronavirus PPE.
Providers who can use the service will receive an email invitation to register. These providers include:
- small residential social care providers (24 beds or fewer)
- domiciliary social care providers (99 clients or fewer)
If you’re a provider in one of these categories, your invitation to register will be sent to your email account registered with the Care Quality Commission. See further details of how to order emergency personal PPE.
Large social care providers aren't currently being invited to use the portal. This is because they’re more likely to be registered with a wholesaler.
If you can't get the PPE you need through wholesaler routes or the PPE portal, contact your local resilience forums (LRFs). Providers who are not invited to use the portal should continue using their LRFs if they can't get the PPE they need through wholesaler routes.
Any CYC staff and services who require PPE should email firstname.lastname@example.org.