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Free PPE for carers and half term activities.

From Bill Handley, Lead Cabinet Member for Community Resilience, Health & Wellbeing

South Cambridgeshire District Council


PPE for carers

The Government has confirmed that unpaid carers across the country, who do not live with the people they care for, can now benefit from free Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) through a new national scheme. Locally, if someone is a carer to a relative, and requires PPE, they could be entitled to free PPE until the end of June 2021. They will need to email ppe@cambridgeshire.gov.uk to request an order form. PPE can then be collected from a PPE Hub in the county – these are based in Peterborough, Huntingdon, March, Cambridge (Trumpington).

Half term activities

We are seeing the vaccine roll out happen at great pace and over 12 million people have now received their COVID-19 jab. It is also very encouraging to see infection rates start to fall. This is mainly driven by the current lockdown and social distancing. However, the drop in positive cases will take longer to filter through to the number of deaths and hospitals are still under huge pressure. There are reasons to be hopeful and it is good to see the sacrifices of lockdown making a difference, but to ensure infection rates and hospital admissions continue going in the right direction, and to keep ourselves and those around us safe, it remains as important as ever to continue following the rules.

The County Council will be sharing ideas of things to do with children during half term on their social channels (Facebook or Twitter), and would encourage you to share these posts within your communities if you find them helpful.

Best wishes for the half term

Bill Handley


Lead Cabinet Member for Community Resilience, Health & Wellbeing

South Cambridgeshire District Council

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