DHSC: excess personal protective equipment (PPE) for sale

Personal protective equipment for sale by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) including visors, gowns, aprons and goggles.

Applies to England


Visit DHSC's approved auction site


Over the course of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the UK government has delivered more than 19.1 billion items of personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect frontline health and care staff.

As we move into the next phase of managing COVID-19 in England, following the vaccine roll-out, we are now looking at ways to reduce the levels of stock of PPE where we have an excess quantity.

We are taking this approach to:

  • reduce the costs to the taxpayer in storing excess stock
  • reduce expired excess stock through the waste management hierarchy

Alongside international and domestic donations, and recycling PPE, DHSC is now piloting opening the sale of excess PPE stock to the market.

DHSC is piloting the sale of surplus PPE through our approved auction site

Access the site and view the live auctions

Contact us

For any PPE sales enquiries, contact our support team at, making sure you include:

  • your full name
  • appropriate contact details

All sales are subject to terms and conditions, and minimum order levels, as specified by DHSC at the point of contact.

Published 31 March 2022