Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

On this page you can find up to date links, documents and other publications publicly available, we urge you to check our membership page for further information for Care England members only COVID-19 (PPE) page.  (for login details members please send email to

How to order PPE using the PPE Portal - video 

Personal protective equipment (PPE): local contacts for providers - guidance 
Published 23 October 2020 | 6 April 2021, 
A list of local contacts for providers who are not on the PPE portal. Providers can get PPE through their local authority or local resilience forum.

PPE portal: how to order COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) - guidance
Published 5 June 2020 | 24 March 2021, 

Eligible health and social care providers can order PPE through the portal to meet the increased need that has arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

PPE reimbursement for non-hospital providers - guidance
Published 16 December 2020 | Last updated 22 January 2021 — see all updates

Sets out the process for reimbursing non-hospital care providers for personal protective equipment (PPE) bought as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Government to extend free COVID PPE for health, social care and wider public sector services until at least the end of June - Facts Sheet 


The supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic - NAO report 25.11.2020 
This report examines:

  • responsibilities for PPE supply in England (Part One);
  • the emergency response to PPE shortages, focusing on the performance of national bodies in obtaining and distributing PPE to local organisations (Part Two);
  • the experience of health and social care providers and their workforce (Part Three); and
  • the Department of Health & Social Care’s (the Department’s) new PPE strategy (Part Four).

Personal protective equipment (PPE) strategy: stabilise and build resilience - Policy paper 
Published 28 September 2020 | Last updated 29 September 2020 + show all updates
The government's strategy for preparing for a second wave of COVID-19 covering supply and logistics for distribution of PPE.