Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Accessing PPE

PPE (personal protective equipment such as gloves, face masks and aprons) is available to carers providing personal care (tasks such as washing and dressing). You can access PPE through Carers Link. Call us on 0800 975 2131 or email

East Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership has published Guidance for use of PPE for PAs and carers which includes information about when to use PPE, how to put it on, take it off and dispose of it.

The Scottish Government has produced advice about PPE for unpaid carers who visit or live with a friend or family member to provide help with personal care.

The National Carer Organisations have put together some FAQs about PPE for carers.

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