Rejected petition Supply NHS workers with adequate personal protective equipment (PPE)

Frontline NHS staff risk infecting themselves, their families and cross infecting everybody because they are not getting the recommended protective equipment.

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Frontline NHS staff risk infecting themselves, their families and cross infecting everybody because they are not getting the recommended protective equipment.

The face mask, short gloves and apron worn by NHS staff is far short of the World Health Organization recommendations. The WHO guidelines currently recommend health staff wear a full gown and visor.

Why has this not already happened? We are behind China, Italy and many other countries and this should have been the first priority.

This petition was rejected

Why was this petition rejected?

There’s already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

You are more likely to get action on this issue if you sign and share a single petition.

You may wish to sign this petition calling for the same action: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/304243

Advice on the use of personal protective equipment is a matter for Public Health England, not the Government or Parliament.

You can find out more about coronavirus and how you can protect yourself and others here:

NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
UK Government website: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

You can read NHS tips to help if you are worried about coronavirus here: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-anxiety-tips

You may also be interested to know that because of the large number of petitions that have been started in relation to coronavirus, the Petitions Committee has been questioning the Government about its response to the coranavirus outbreak.

Find out more and watch the Committee put questions suggested by petitioners to Government Ministers and the Deputy Chief Medical Officer: https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/326/petitions-committee/news/145767/committee-question-deputy-chief-medical-officer-and-ministers-on-coronavirus-response/

Read letters asking further questions of Government Ministers: https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/326/petitions-committee/publications/3/correspondence/

We only reject petitions that don’t meet the petition standards.