Coronavirus (COVID-19): Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - action plan

Scotland’s COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Plan will help ensure that the right PPE of the right quality gets to the people who need it at the right time. The Plan’s scope includes health, social care and other workplaces and settings where COVID-19 could put people at risk.


1. In order to tackle the current Covid-19 crisis, and the unprecedented, multi-sectoral demand for PPE, we have had to take extraordinary steps. Working with Scottish manufacturers, the wider private sector, the public sector, the NHS and the voluntary sector, we have risen to meet this challenge.

2. The issues that now present themselves require us to ensure that we capitalise on these new ways of working together in Scotland to build a robust and resilient supply chain for the long term. They also involve making sure that we have learned from the initial pressure on PPE and that we're as ready as we can be to respond to any additional needs caused by winter, or EU exit, or any other new challenge.

3. The Scottish Government will now be driving forward the commitments in this action plan, across the multiple organisations involved in delivering them, to ensure that everyone who needs it gets the right PPE, of the right quality, at the right time.

Scottish Government
October 2020



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