NPA members urged to take part in survey on PPE supplies
14th May 2020 / By Alistair Driver
NPA members are being encouraged to complete an online NFU survey to gauge the current disruption to the usual supply of face masks and other PPE in agriculture.
Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis in March, the supply of PPE, including FFP2 and FFP3 respiratory face masks, has been affected by the huge increase in demand from the health sector.
The survey will take no more than 10 minutes to complete and is completely anonymous.
The NFU said the information provided will help it gauge the level of disruption in supply to agriculture as a whole and which sectors are affected the most.
The NFU is working with other stakeholders and liaising with government to prioritise the availability of PPE to essential roles in the food sector, while recognising the vital need to protect front line workers in the NHS first.
"Every industry is experiencing disruption to normal PPE supplies. Members will be aware that the supply of PPE is a national priority and it may be some time before solutions are found and the PPE supply chain is back to normal," it said.
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