HEALTH and care workers are the frontline of the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Along with other businesses, Sellafield Ltd are keen to do all that it can to support doctors, nurses and care workers to respond safely.

To help, Sellafield are providing personal protective equipment (PPE), where they can, to priorities established by the Cumbria Resilience Forum.

A Sellafield Ltd spokesman said: “Initially, we are donating items including 2,500 disposable respirators; around 500 suits, gowns and lab coats and several hundred pairs of gloves.

“As we better understand our own need, we are likely to be able to make more equipment available.

“The protective equipment comes from Sellafield Ltd, contractors and suppliers.

“It can be spared without impacting on nuclear safety or emergency preparedness.”