PPE for care workers

I am very concerned about the lack of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for care workers, as well as NHS staff.

On Wednesday 25th March, the Prime Minister promised that care homes would have their PPE “by the end of the week” (see here).

However, when my team and I contacted a number of local care homes on Friday 27th March we found that around half had not received any PPE and many of those who had received deliveries of masks still lack vital equipment such as gloves and alcohol hand gel.

I have written to the Health Secretary to urge him to clarify  as a matter of urgency what equipment care homes will be provided with, and when they will receive it. The government must act now to keep all our front line care workers safe.