Due to the COVID‑19 pandemic, the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) has increased. PPE refers to clothing and equipment used to protect people from injury and infection.
Examples of PPE are:
Some organisations are buying PPE for the first time or from new suppliers. To help you be more confident when buying PPE, we have developed a buyers guide.
The guide has information to help you to:
The guide also explains common types of PPE and has links to information on how to use PPE.
Read about our department’s response to COVID-19