Emergency PPE for education and registered childcare settings
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is providing some additional PPE (masks, aprons, gloves and eye protection) to Local Authorities to help education and registered childcare settings manage with suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19.
The emergency PPE will be held centrally by Devon County Council, where schools and registered childcare settings will be able to request it, free of charge, if they are unable obtain PPE through their usual supply chains. Schools and registered childcare settings are still required to supply their own PPE in the first instance (a list of suppliers of PPE are available here).
After a request has been approved, the PPE will be available to collect, within 7 days, from one of four collection points in Exeter, Newton Abbot, Tavistock or Barnstaple.