Policy paper

Free personal protective equipment (PPE) scheme

The provision of free PPE for all health, social care and public sector workers for COVID-19 infection control, between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2022.

Applies to England



The purpose of the scheme is to ensure that health and social care providers have reliable access to the PPE needed for good infection control, limiting the spread of COVID-19.

The scheme has been extended to 31 March 2022.

Published 30 September 2021