Please ensure you have read the tranche 4 guidelines for the provision of surgical masks as required by the Department of Health.
Surgical masks supplied in this tranche are intended to be provided to general practices and, when no local commercial supply is available, community pharmacies:
As supplies are limited, PHNs have been given the role of distributing surgical masks to practices with demonstrated need, including:
Please note: PHNs are now able to distribute stocks to after-hours GP home visiting services, Medical Deputising Services (MDS), and Nurse Practitioner owned or led primary care practices in their area.
Community pharmacies are eligible to access the supply for their staff to use when there is no available commercial supply, and:
Masks distributed through PHNs cannot be sold as commercial stock.