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Refuges: Protective Clothing

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 32683, tabled on 20 March 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure personal protective equipment is allocated to workers in women's refuges during the covid-19 outbreak.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

14 April 2020

The Government has issued guidance to providers of supported living, and homeless provision, which includes advice on safety, cleaning and isolation, which is available at the following links:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-residential-care-supported-living-and-home-care-guidance/covid-19-guidance-for-supported-living-provision

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-services-for-people-experiencing-rough-sleeping/covid-19-guidance-for-hostel-or-day-centre-providers-of-services-for-people-experiencing-rough-sleeping

The Government is in discussion with refuge providers who are engaged in their own contingency planning to keep specialist domestic abuse safe accommodation and associated support services available to victims in line with Public Health England’s advice.

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Department of Health and Social Care
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