PPE EXTENSION IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE AND MILTON KEYNES.
The government hosted a public consultation from 1 October to 31 October 2021 on whether to extend the central, free provision of all items of COVID-19 PPE provided to the health and care sector for a further year. This is the formal government response to that consultation.
Overall, the consultation responses showed that the overwhelming majority of health and care providers are strongly in favour of the option to extend the provision of free PPE.
The government has decided to extend free PPE to health and care sectors by up to one year to March 2023 or until the infection prevention and control guidance on PPE usage for COVID-19 is either withdrawn or significantly amended (whichever is sooner).