Royal Mail: ensuring that frontline health and social care workers receive crucial PPE
Royal Mail is ramping up its support in delivering on behalf of the government personal protective equipment (PPE) for key workers in care homes and GP surgeries.
As a key partner in the delivery of essential PPE, Royal Mail is working in partnership with the MOD, eBay and Clipper Logistics to support a major government initiative to ensure that frontline health and social care workers receive crucial PPE.
Royal Mail is providing final mile delivery to care homes and GP surgeries. Royal Mail has already made hundreds of deliveries to care homes across the England. Postmen and postwomen have been going the extra mile to ensure that staff who are in lockdown at care homes are able to maintain social distancing when accepting packages.
Health Minister Jo Churchill said: “We are working around the clock to ensure that those fighting this virus have all the equipment they need.
“I want to say a huge thanks to Royal Mail, their postmen and postwomen and all of our partners, who as part of this national effort to help get PPE to the NHS and social care staff as quickly as possible, have been amazing in stepping up to the task.”
Jack Titterton, Care Home Manager at Church Farm Nursing Home in Cotgrave, said: “We received an email from the NHS with a link to access different types of PPE for our care home for free, delivered by Royal Mail. PPE is so important at the moment. It’s Public Health England guidance that we all have to wear face masks in the care home, to protect everyone that lives with us. All the staff here are fantastic and they’ve got to be protected as they’ve got families at home. We’ve got to protect everyone.”
David Gold, Director of Public Affairs and Policy at Royal Mail said: “Royal Mail continues to support the NHS and social care during the coronavirus crisis. We are already working closely with pharmacy companies and NHS trusts across the UK by delivering many prescriptions and hospital appointments and delivering testing kits.”