PPE: advice for unpaid carers providing personal care 

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The Scottish Government has published advice for unpaid carers who visit or live with a friend or family member to provide help with personal care such as washing or dressing.  The advice details the situations in which unpaid carers may require personal protective equipment (PPE).

If you think you require PPE due to your caring role, and the routes you normally use to access it are unavailable, please contact your local carers centre and they will advise you on how to access supplies locally.

A list of local carers centres and young carer services can be found here.

If your local carers centre is unavailable, you can call the Social Care PPE Support Centre on 0300 303 3020 and they can provide you with information.

For further information on support for unpaid carers please see: Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for unpaid carers.

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