« Back to Covid-19 Home Page

COVID-19 clinical support

The current category is COVID-19 General


Guidance for Primary Care

PPE Portal

The PPE Portal has changed from being an ‘emergency top-up’ system to meeting COVID-19 PPE requirements. Eligible primary care providers in England (including community pharmacists, optometrists, dentists, orthodontists and GPs) should now order PPE through the portal, free of charge, to meet the increased need that has arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Exemptions from face coverings

CPR and resuscitation in non-acute hospital settings

  • PHE statement on CPR as an Aerosol Generating Procedure
    Please note: UK IPC guidance will not be adding chest compressions to the list of AGPs. Healthcare organisations may choose to advise their clinical staff to wear FFP3 respirators, gowns, eye protection and gloves when performing chest compressions (in line with Reus Council statement below for patients at high or medium risk of Covid) but we strongly advise that there is no potential delay in delivering this life saving intervention.
  • CPR and resuscitation in non-acute hospital settings (Resus Council)

Reimbursement for PPE Expenses

In August 2020, national guidance was issued for practices to claim for reimbursements for covid related expenses through the national Covid-19 Support Fund, excluding PPE. The government has now published guidance on the claims process for PPE here.