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Reimbursement for PPE costs incurred within community pharmacy and DACs during the Covid-19 pandemic response

From 1 January 2021, pharmacy contractors will be eligible to claim for PPE that was purchased between 27 February 2020 and 31 December 2020 for use in the delivery of NHS pharmaceutical services up to 31 March 2021 as a result of COVID-19 infection control guidance.

Claims must be submitted on the MYS portal. Pharmacy branches that are part of a multiple should consult their Head Office on whether claims will be made at either branch or head office level. The deadline to submit claims is 12th February 2021.   

The standard items that can be claimed are aprons, gloves, Type IIR masks and hand sanitiser.

Between 27 February 2020 and 30 June 2020 any protective equipment used in substitution of unavailable standard items can be covered under standard claims. 

The determination for the PPE reimbursement is available here:

Drug Tariff Part VIA - Community Pharmacy Determination (PDF: 137KB)

Pharmacy contractors should note that these are not reflected in the printed version of Jan 2021 Drug Tariff.