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Rutland County Council has stocks of PPE available for informal carers

Informal carers in Rutland can now access free stocks of personal protective equipment to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Rutland County Council has received additional stocks of PPE through the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Local Resilience Forum (LRF). Stocks include hand sanitiser, gloves, aprons and face masks, which the council is making available for informal carers such as those who provide care to family members.

The county is also due to get a lateral flow testing site on Monday.

Rutland County Council's offices in Oakham
Rutland County Council's offices in Oakham

Cabinet member for health Alan Walters (Con) said: "We’re pleased to be able to offer free PPE supplies to informal carers in Rutland. Carers play a vital role in supporting people with additional or complex needs. Easier access to PPE will help them with their day-to-day tasks by reducing the risk of virus transmission.”

Carers canplace an order and book an appointment to collect PPE from the council's distribution hub at its Brightways Centre in Oakham by emailing: adixon@rutland.gov.uk.

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