Coronavirus - PPE
North Yorkshire LRF (NYLRF) has been provided with a limited amount of PPE to respond to urgent local PPE demand across the North Yorkshire region until the new national digital ordering system and the National Supply Distribution Response (NSDR) become fully established and operational.
All agencies in the first instance should utilise their existing PPE order process, followed by submitting a NYLRF PPE request from, before finally calling the emergency NSDR helpline. Please examine the details in Annex B.
NYLRF PPE is mainly intended for Adult Social Care, but can be used by other critical wider public services (primary care providers, prisons, care homes, funeral directors, police etc.) as determined locally.
PPE will usually only be distributed in support of one or more of these following aims:
(1) To preserve life and relieve suffering.
(2) To support the critical functions in the health and social care system.
(3) To support the continuity of essential services, (e.g. community shielding activities, bereavement services, protecting local and national infrastructure, law and order, the democratic process etc).
Globally, the demand for PPE is very high. NYLRF is tasked with ensuring that the stockpile is used judicially. PPE issued from this stockpile must only be used in the way specified in the latest Public Health England guidance, or in local guidance produced by NYLRF.
To access the stockpile, all other options, including mutual aid must have been exhausted. This requirement can only be bypassed in exceptional and urgent cases.
Organisations should usually only make a request when they have less than 48 hours of supply remaining and can only request a maximum of 72 hours’ worth of stock.
Organisation’s that would like to make a request for supply from the PPE should complete the form at Annex A and send to covid19PPE@northyorks.gov.uk by 1100 each day. The request will be considered by a multi-agency panel and a same day decision will be provided, with information on how to access stocks if the request is approved.
Any further information about the Coronavirus is currently published on our Twitter account https://twitter.com/NYorksPrepared
You can find local and relevant information to North Yorkshire on the North Yorkshire County Council's website including a dedicated telephone number for vulnerable who are self isolating.
Flooding alerts and warnings
There are flood risk areas in North Yorkshire. You can keep up to date by viewing the alerts via the Environment Agency and signing up to alerts for your area.
We will post any further updates when we have them.
You will find the latest information by following agencies Twitter accounts. North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum is https://twitter.com/NYorksPrepared and other agencies accounts can be found here.