Social Workers: Protective Clothing

Department for Education written question – answered on 3rd April 2020.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to provide social workers with protective clothing so that they can continue visiting children during the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Vicky Ford Vicky Ford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The department will work with schools, childcare settings and local authorities to ensure that adequate supplies of personal and domestic cleaning products are available and are working cross government to achieve this. We will issue further detailed guidance regarding the supply of Personal Protective Equipment to settings that require it.

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