Royal Mail: Delivering millions of items of PPE

By Chris Dawson December 3, 2020 - 12:23 pm

Royal Mail is marking the delivery of more than 500 million personal protective equipment (PPE) items to NHS and care home workers since the start of the pandemic on behalf of the Government by launching several branded vehicles. The half a billion items of PPE delivered have played a vital role in helping to keep health workers safe during the unprecedented pandemic.

The specially branded vehicles, featuring the phrase “Delivering millions of items of PPE to health and care staff” will be used in Royal Mail’s operation, delivering to more than 31 million addresses across the UK.

Since April 2020, Royal Mail has been delivering PPE to care homes, GP surgeries, pharmacies, dentists, optometrists and children’s social care providers. Royal Mail has now reached the milestone of delivering over 500 million pieces of PPE to NHS and adult social care locations on behalf of the Government, via the PPE portal built by eBay.

As a key partner in the delivery of this essential PPE, Royal Mail has been working in partnership with eBay, Volo, the Military, DHSC, Unipart and Clipper Logistics to support a major Government initiative to ensure that frontline health and social care workers receive crucial PPE throughout the pandemic. Postmen and postwomen have been going the extra mile to ensure that staff at care homes and other healthcare providers are able to maintain social distancing when accepting packages.

Royal Mail has also been a key partner for the Government’s COVID-19 testing programme. The Company has been delivering tens of millions of COVID-19 tests to and collecting them from addresses across the UK since April 2020.

“Half a billion items of PPE delivered is an amazing milestone and a testament to the efforts of everyone across Royal Mail over the last eight months to help keep the UK safe and connected. Everyone at Royal Mail could not be prouder of our support for healthcare workers in their fight against the pandemic by ensuring the regular and safe delivery of essential PPE.”
– Nick Landon, Chief Commercial Officer, Royal Mail

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