Requests for Personal Protective Equipment

10 April 2020
As you may be aware, the Department of Health and Human Services (the department) is centrally managing and triaging requests for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

This fact sheet outlines the information that must be provided when submitting a request for PPE. The department has also developed guidance for staff use of PPE. For-program specific information about responding to COVID-19, please see the News section.

Requests for PPE can be made by residential care providers, Supported Residential Services providers, disability group homes, crisis and congregate residential homelessness services and other care settings. Currently, priority is being given to facilities, programs and carers where there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19.

It is important to remember that if there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 within your facility, program or service you should expect delays in receiving your PPE due to the increase in demand.

Further information

Download the Request for PPE fact sheet

Download the PPE for community services providers for prevention of COVID-19 guidance