Free PPE for unpaid carers

11 February 2021

Unpaid carers across the country, who do not live with the people they care for, can now benefit from free personal protective equipment (PPE) through a new national scheme.

Wales to offer free PPE packs for taxi drivers

9 February 2021

Taxi and private hire vehicle drivers in Wales will be able to claim a free pack of high quality personal protective equipment (PPE) and vehicle cleaning materials, funded by the Welsh Government.

Updated list of contacts for providers of PPE

7 January 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has updated its list of providers of personal protective equipment (PPE), providing details of local contacts for providers who are not on the PPE portal.

Avoiding the need for RPE during the pandemic

7 January 2021

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published advice explaining alternative ways of working to reduce risk, which may mean that workers no longer need to use respiratory protective equipment (RPE) when using power tools.

Face coverings should not be used for dusts or sprays at work

22 September 2020

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has updated its advice on face coverings as a precautionary measure against Covid-19, emphasising that these are not to be regarded as personal protective equipment (PPE) and do not protect against dusts or sprays at work.

Face masks: dos and don’ts

23 June 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published new advice for the public on when and how to wear masks safely.