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Personal protective equipment (PPE) for unpaid carers

If you are an unpaid carer, you can apply for free personal protective equipment to be used in your caring role through the government’s PPE portal.

This includes:

  • surgical masks
  • disposable aprons and gloves
  • hand hygiene products

Who is eligible?

To apply, you must provide essential unpaid care to a family member or friend.

Unpaid care includes delivering personal care and help with chores, such as cooking, shopping, cleaning and laundry.

How to register

Find out how to register:

Orders should be placed once every 4 weeks.

If you have any issues, phone the customer service team on:

0800 876 6802 (8am to 5pm, Mon to Fri)

For more information, read the PPE portal guidance.

Get advice on preventing the spread of infection

We can provide advice to help keep you and the person you care for safe from infections, including COVID-19.

Email our Infection control team with your questions. One of our team will get in touch.

You can also take our Infection prevention e-learning course.

If you would like to join our mailing list to receive updates on infection control and COVID-19, email Infection control team. Please include your contact details.