Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 12th June 2020.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether each glove from a pair of gloves is counted as an individual piece of personal protective equipment for the purposes of statistics that his Department collates on such equipment.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Holding answer received on 08 June 2020

Gloves are provided individually in boxes of 200, and as such are counted individually. This is standard practice within the National Health Service supply chain as gloves are supplied individually and can be used one, two, or four at a time depending on clinical need.

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