Carers and PPE
Carers who normally provide personal care (help with washing or dressing) to a family member or friend who has a long-term illness or disability should continue to use PPE if they normally use, accessed through their normal supply route.
NO ADDITIONAL PPE IS REQUIRED UNLESS THE CARER OR THE CARED-FOR PERSON IS IN THE SHIELDING CATEGORY or HAS SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19.
If a carer provides personal care but cannot access PPE through their normal support route, they may be eligible to receive PPE from their local authority via a local Hub, if:
- The carer and/or the cared-for person:
- has symptoms of Covid-19 (and alternative care cannot be provided)
- is in the shielding category
- is over 70
- The carer works outside the home
- The cared-for person has an underlying condition
If you are a carer and you think the above applies to your situation, please contact the Carers Centre on 01324 611510 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or to discuss your requirements.
Information and advice for carers providing personal care is available on the Scottish Government website using the link below:
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