Cornwall Council is calling on the government to speed up the delivery of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for key workers in the county.
Council Leader Julian German said it was vital that key workers and organisations who need PPE to safely carry out their jobs receive it quickly.
He has asked for further details about how and when that equipment, to help protect staff against coronavirus, would be distributed.
Many of Cornwall's social care partners and providers have identified a lack of PPE as their biggest concern when trying to keep staff and service users safe.
Cllr German said that PPE is 'desperately needed' to 'keep Cornwall running'.
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The Council is also appealing to local businesses across the Duchy to donate appropriate and unused PPE.
They are also asking for clarification about how the government will deliver supplies throughout this coronavirus pandemic.
What the council is appealing for:
Fluid repellent facemasks (IIR)
Disposable gloves (latex and powder free)
Hand sanitiser gel
Businesses or organisations that can provide PPE are asked to email the council at email@example.com.