Additional PPE needs

All schools
PPE for testing, urgent PPE needs

The Department of Health and Social Care supply PPE to local authorities for distribution to a list which includes schools.

For urgent PPE supplies and where usual suppliers have not been able to meet needs, District Council can order through the Council. Schools should send their order on an approved order form to

Orders can be made for 2 week’s supply. Please do not over order. Orders can be collected on Friday only from the chosen CSS centre between the hours of 9.30am and 4.30pm. Orders should be sent in by close of business on Tuesday to ensure collection can be made on Friday of the same week. There is a list of CSS centres below. For most items and where the PPE is to meet Covid-related needs, there is no charge for PPE from the Council source.

The National Supply Disruption Response

As a last resort, if you cannot get PPE through any other route and have run out or will do so imminently, contact the National Supply Disruption Response (NSDR) on 0800 915 9964.