There have been instances of community groups supplying Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which is not fit for purpose.
The documents you can download from this page, and the guidelines below, provide guidance and technical information on standards for compliance.
We don’t want to discourage groups from making PPE, as it’s clear that community groups are able to produce adequate PPE for particular situations if they have the right information. The only information we have received to date is very technical, but we encourage you to follow it as best you can.
Please adhere to the following guidelines:
We understand from Scottish Borders Council that the NHS now has a good supply of high standard certified PPE, and enough to distribute to some care homes, so won’t be seeking or PPE from community groups.
SBC are keeping us up to date on the supply situation and available standards as they are in dialogue with the NHS so please keep your eye on these guidance pages as we may get improved PPE guidance for community groups. We anticipate that when lockdown is eased we may all need to wear protective masks and other PPE and in this situation production of quality standard masks by the community may be required.
Bavs can help you secure funding for your activities and through SBC will keep you updated on the latest knowledge about any government guidance and information about the availability of PPE and where community groups could help.