Devon County Council PPE Hubs closing at the end of January 2023

Devon County Council will be closing its two PPE distribution hubs at the end of January 2023 after two years of distributing free Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to frontline workers, Adult Social Care providers, Children’s Social Care providers, Personal Assistants, and Carers.

All eligible Providers, Services and Individuals can continue to order until 5pm on Tuesday 17th January as normal using the Devon County Council online order form link. The form link will not work after this date.

Due to the various changes in PPE guidance, we have large quantities of goggles, hand sanitiser, and safety glasses in stock. We also have a large quantity of lateral flow tests (LFTs) which can be utilised in line with current guidance. Please let us know using the form above if your teams can make use of these items and if so please let us know how many items you would like.

Ordering PPE from 18th January 2023

The Department of Health and Social Care will continue to supply free PPE to eligible sectors in line with Government Policy until the end of March 2023. This means that eligible providers (including Personal Assistants and Carers) and Local Authority Services can obtain their PPE supplies directly from the Government PPE Portal. Your order will be processed via this Portal and your supplies will be delivered directly to you.

To register, please contact the PPE Portal customer services team on 0800 876 6802 between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Alternatively you can email the team on ppeportal.queries@unipart.com.

You will not be able to obtain LFTs from the PPE Portal, however, if you are eligible these can be obtained via the Government website using the following link – Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for adult social care services – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).

If you have any difficulties accessing the Portal or any urgent requests for PPE before the 30th January 2023 you can contact the Devon County Council PPE team via the following email and they will endeavour to assist you – adultsc.personalprotectionequipmentadultsc-mailbox@devon.gov.uk