Protecting our health workers

The Government is ramping up delivery of Personal Protective Equipment to our frontline medical staff so they are fully equipped to tackle Coronavirus - the best thing everyone else can do is to stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.

  • In the face of this unprecedented global emergency, it is our duty to ensure that our health and care workers are fully equipped with the vital tools that they need to save lives.
  • The Government has supplied millions of fresh facemasks and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) items to hospitals, ambulance trusts, GP practices, pharmacists, care homes and hospices over the past week, and is now ramping up to go further and faster as demand grows.
  • From this week, the army will offer its support, with service personnel helping to deliver and distribute urgent PPE supplies, and delivery times are being extended into evenings and weekends where necessary.
  • We are working round the clock to ensure that dedicated frontline NHS and social care staff get this protective equipment, so they are well-equipped to continue to fight the virus.