Additional surgical masks available for South Australia

Additional surgical masks from the National Medical Stockpile are now available to residential aged care facilities in South Australia.

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Health sector

Additional surgical masks are being made available from the National Medical Stockpile to residential aged care facilities in South Australia. This is to ensure the continued delivery of safe care.

Residential aged care providers in South Australia can access up to one pallet of surgical masks (dependant on the size of the service) by submitting a one-off request for each service using this online request form. Providers will need their RACS ID to submit a request.

Requests must be submitted by midnight Monday 25 January 2021. Dispatch of surgical masks will begin from Monday 4 January 2021.

If providers require emergency supplies of PPE before 4 January 2021 and it cannot be sourced through commercial channels, a request can be submitted through the usual online PPE form. Applications for additional PPE will be prioritised and distributed to aged care facilities that are most in need.