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  • Future pandemic Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supplies in Scotland

    Created: 16/02/2022, Updated: 17/02/2022

    The Covid-19 pandemic brought unprecedented challenges to the supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Scotland.

    The Scottish Government is running a consultation to seek the views of individuals and organisations on: 

    Part 1) what lessons should be learned about the provision of PPE in the current pandemic; and

    Part 2) what arrangements should be put in place for PPE so that we are ready for any future pandemic that may occur.

    The consultation seeks views on the lessons the Scottish Government should learn from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the proposed new strategic arrangements for pandemic PPE supply in Scotland, specifically public sector collaboration on PPE supply, future stockpiling arrangements, and how it can support private and third sector organisations in the event of a future pandemic.

    It is important that buying and stockpiling arrangements begin to be implemented soon, in order for Scotland to be fully prepared in the event of any future pandemic. Therefore, the consultation will be open for eight weeks, and will run until 22 March 2022. The Scottish Government aims to have a clear strategy in place by the end of March 2022, and an implementation plan prepared, with practical implementation to begin in the course of that year.

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