Beauty salons and, tattoo parlours and nurseries have answered the plea to provide personal protection equipment (PPE) to care workers.


Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, in the West Midlands, issued an appeal as it struggled to source face masks, single-use gloves and aprons for staff.


Supplies donated in response will be used by workers who care for vulnerable residents in their homes.


Beautician, Samantha Manton, who donated aprons said: “It was the least I could do for community healthcare workers”.