You’ve doubtless heard a lot about Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the coronavirus crisis. PPE is vital to help protect our frontline workers, allowing them to continue delivering critical services in the community, whilst also limiting the spread of COVID-19.

With high demand for PPE across the nation, Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire Police have launched a joint appeal for support from local PPE suppliers or any businesses that have stock which could be used.

Both organisations are asking local businesses for any support that they might be able to kindly provide with supplies of PPE as a short-term measure whilst national supply chains work hard to catch up with demand. This will help allow Wiltshire Council staff and Wiltshire Police to continue to support those most vulnerable residents and ensure that critical services across the county can continue to be delivered at this challenging time.

The key items required are water-repellent disposable surgical face masks, non-latex gloves, disposable plastic aprons and hand sanitizer (with a minimum 60% alcohol content).

If you are a local business, or you know of any local businesses that can help with the supply of PPE please ask them to email CandF.Commissioning@wiltshire.gov.uk with the subject line PPE support.

Thank you, and stay safe.