Sussex Resilience Forum (SRF), which brings together public service agencies 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.”
- Eye protection EN166:2001 Frame Marking: 3
- Hand sanitiser gel (greater than 60% alcohol)
- Disposable overshoes CE marked
- Disposable overalls CE marked
- Disposable plastic apron (single use)
- Disposable gloves (single use) EN:374/5 (Viral protection)/nitrile purple/ nitrile blue
- Fluid repellent surgical mask (single use) Type 11R medical use
- Drager dust masks
- Hand soap
- Surface cleanser spray
- Universal cleaner
- Cleaning cloths
- Blue wiper roll
- Industrial cleaning wipes (excess of 60% alcohol or a disinfectant contained within it)
- Jumbo toilet roll
- Paper hand towel.
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.