Warwickshire County Council says thank you to PPE suppliers

Warwickshire County Council is grateful to local companies, charities, community groups and residents, who have been helping with the supply and distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect frontline staff in the fight against Covid-19.

Warwickshire businesses have repurposed production to make a range of protective items, such as aprons and visors, while other local firms have generously donated PPE equipment.

On a smaller scale, individuals and craft groups have come together virtually to create ‘scrub-hubs’ to create supplies of PPE (see https://scrubhub.org.uk/).

The PPE that has been manufactured and donated includes masks (Type IIR, II or FFP2), nitrile powder free gloves, disposable aprons, fluid resistant gowns, clinical waste bags and eye protection.

Warwickshire County Council’s Chief Executive, Monica Fogarty, said:

“This equipment is helping protect key workers supporting our most vulnerable people and I’m incredibly proud of the way Warwickshire is responding to Covid-19.

“It has been wonderful to see businesses and communities joining forces to help our health and social care workers.”

If your business would like to donate appropriate PPE – whether by donating your own stock, or by repurposing your manufacturing processes – you can get in touch by emailing PPEPSG@warwickshire.gov.uk.

Warwickshire County Council is working with partners such as WMCA, CW Growth Hub, CW Chamber and Midlands Manufacturing Network to support businesses that have relevant capabilities and would like to re-purpose their production lines to make PPE but need some direction on making this change.

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you supply PPE, get in touch at: ppe@westmids.org.uk.