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Royal Mail continues to deliver essential PPE for NHS key workers

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Royal Mail is ramping up its support in delivering personal protective equipment (PPE) for key workers in the NHS and adult social care locations.

As a key partner in the delivery of essential PPE, we are working in partnership with the Ministry of Defence (MoD), eBay and Clipper Logistics to support a major Government initiative to ensure that frontline health and social care workers receive crucial PPE.

Press play to see how the elderly residents of one care home in Nottinghamshire have benefitted from the PPE we delivered to their nursing staff.

Royal Mail is providing final mile delivery to NHS local health authority locations including care homes, GP surgeries and health clinics. We have already made hundreds of deliveries to care homes across England to ensure that care home staff, who are in lockdown, 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 women 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, but they’ve got to be protected as they have families at home. We’ve got to protect everyone.’

David Gold, director of public affairs and policy, 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.’