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Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL4455, tabled on 13 May 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have been taking, if any, to ensure that personal protective equipment produced in domestic or non-professional settings meets the standards set by The British Standards Institution.

Answered on

22 July 2020

The safety of frontline staff and patients is of paramount importance. All personal protective equipment (PPE) must undergo essential checks to ensure they meet the safety and quality required and we are offering support and advice to all groups that contact us to ensure their products are safe and effective. These specifications for PPE are published online and can be found at GOV.UK.