Ordering Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
The Government has extended the provision of free personal protective equipment (PPE) for COVID-19 needs to social care providers until the end of March 2022
If you require PPE but do not have access to the PPE portal
If you require PPE supplies and you are from any groups listed below, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond to your email as soon as possible.
- mental health community care, personal assistants, domestic violence refuges, rough sleeping services, supported living, extra care, shared lives, day services and unpaid carers.
Emergency supplies: if you are in need of emergency PPE because you have less than three days of supply and have already exhausted your normal supply routes (including the government PPE portal if you are a registered care provider) then please complete this Emergency PPE Request form.
Update June 2021: Emergency supplies are still available via the google form.
For any other queries or if you need to speak to someone immediately about PPE, call the PPE Team on 020 8770 6041.
The PPE eCommerce Portal, which is free of charge initiated and managed by the Department of Health and Social Care, is available as an emergency top-up route.
The PPE portal can be used by:
- residential social care providers
- domiciliary social care providers
- children’s care homes and secure homes
- all special schools and special post-16 institutes
- community drug and alcohol services
- residential drug and alcohol services
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 (CQC), NHS Business Services Authority (BSA), NHS England or the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). You need to use this email address to register.
If you have not received an email (you will only receive one if you meet the criteria above), please contact the PPE Dedicated Supply Channel team on 0800 876 6802. You should register even if you do not currently need to place an order.
The latest guidance on the PPE eCommerce Portal is available on the government’s website.
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PPE Portal help line number: 0800 876 6802
Free COVID-19 PPE for unpaid carers
Unpaid carers, not living with the person they care for, are eligible to receive free COVID-19 PPE until end of March 2022 through their local authority (LA) or local resilience forum (LRF).
LAs and LRFs are invited to use CarePlace to triage requests for unpaid carers and can apply to use this free platform by completing the online application form. Once this has been submitted, LA/LRFs will be sent a test application.
Page last updated on June 2nd, 2021 at 10:26am