Guidance for all care providers
- Guidance from the GOV.UK
- Where can I get help with supplies of PPE? - updated 12 June 2020
- Guidance on payments
- Guidance on invoicing
- Advice if the routine supply of temperature covers for Braun thermometers has been interrupted
Care Providers should continue to purchase PPE from their normal commercial suppliers. Where this is not possible the County Council is able to support all providers who have urgent PPE needs.
If you are a small care provider (care homes with 24 beds or fewer and home care with 99 clients or fewer) and are registered with CQC you may receive an email invite to register with the PPE National Portal.
Details of what the PPE National Portal will do can be found at GOV.UK - PPE portal: how to order emergency personal protective equipment (opens in a new window).
The County Council will continue to support all providers who have urgent PPE needs and they are unable to purchase from commercial suppliers.
Please see the Adult Services Provider Portal page for information on payments.
Our expectation is that in most cases direct payment recipients should continue to pay providers for services, as per the Council’s own position, and we would therefore advise you to continue invoicing your clients.
If the routine supply of temperature covers for the Braun thermometers has been interrupted, please contact the manufacturer to see if they advise a method of decontamination if the ear piece is not available or if you can order ear piece covers directly from them, due to risk of inadvertent infection spread of any type of organism.