Continued support for care and support services to access PPE

The Scottish Government has decided to continue to provide PPE to social care organisations when their usual supply routes fail until the end of March 2021.  PPE will continue to be provided through the PPE Social Care Triage system (for emergency supplies of PPE) and the Local Hubs system (for additional PPE supplies where normal routes fail)  free of charge.  Over the next few months discussions will take place with key stakeholders, including ourselves, about options for charging  for PPE supplies beyond March 2021.

You can read the Cabinet Secretary’s letter of 7th October 2020 setting out the extension of the arrangements here and the revised Memorandum of Understanding here.

If you wish to comment on the existing arrangements or future charging options do get in touch with Yvette Burgess at the Unit.