Posted on 20th April 2020
Urgent Appeal To Sussex Businesses For PPE
Does your business have stocks of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which could help in the fight against COVID-19?
Sussex Resilience Forum (SRF), which brings together public service agencies (including the police) in responding to COVID-19, is appealing to businesses for vital personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies to help protect frontline workers delivering essential services to Sussex residents during COVID-19.
As the nation faces unprecedented demand for PPE, there is a very limited supply coming into the county for social workers, care home staff, firefighters and volunteers, with the NHS understandably being prioritised.
Dave Miller, Assistant Chief Constable, Sussex Police, and Chair of the Sussex Resilience Forum said:
“If your business or organisation has these vital supplies to protect frontline workers, we urge you to contact us. We are short of items such as masks, hand sanitiser and gloves which are fundamental for the good care of individuals with suspected symptoms of COVID-19.
“We are hoping that all types of businesses and organisations from high street beauty salons through to academic institutions that use these products daily can help us by offering stocks whilst they are closed. If you have any items from the specific list below, we would be very grateful for donations as soon as possible. We also ask that any suppliers that can manufacture PPE contact us urgently.
“In addition, we’ve had a fantastic response to our appeals for volunteers to support the SRF’s response to COVID-19, and will be contacting them in due course to support this and other pieces of work to help Sussex communities.”
Donations can be made by contacting SussexResilienceForum@sussex.pnn.police.uk
Delivery and collection can be arranged. All items need to conform to the safety standards highlighted above.
Additional information is available from the SRF website https://www.sussex.police.uk/srf
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