Welcome to the Rugby PPE Response website!

We are here to support the NHS, the Care Sector and vulnerable members of the community in Rugby by providing PPE until such time as the supply chain meets the demand caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

We started as a collective of local people with 3D Printers who used their printers to manufacture face visors for use by colleagues in healthcare settings which are not involved in front line critical care.

Our initial goal was to ensure that every Health and Social care worker in Rugby has a full face visor to reduce the risk of Covid 19 transmission. We have distributed other items of PPE as our local production effort has built. We are now focussing on providing cloth face masks for vulnerable members of the community.

The initiative was launched by local GP Dr Keith Edgar and is organised by volunteers from two local charities – The Friends of the Hospital of St Cross and the Benn Partnership Centre. Please Donate funds to the charities Joint Appeal to help us buy more of the materials we need to continue our work!

Click here to read more about the development of our initiative.

Please click here to read the latest government advice on the use of Personal Protective Equipment. Click here to see a summary of what PPE should be used in each care setting.

Dispatch Update

On the 12th July we recorded that together with our partner groups

we have dispatched 13,148 face visors and 11,622 other items of PPE to over 150 organisations.

Our news is reported on our Facebook page @RugbyPPEResponse.

If you can help us do more please sign up as a 3D Printer or Seamstress 

PPE Items which we can donate are shown below!

Naturally, we would appreciate any donations that recipients are able to make so that we can continue to source materials!



Face Visors

Full face visors can be used to provide a high level of protection from fluid or spray.

Ear Protectors / Visor comfort strips

Ear Protectors can be used to protect the rear of ears from ear irritations caused by the elastic used to hold face masks in place.

Scrub Bags

Scrub bags can be used by nurses and carers at the end of their shift to take used scrubs home to be washed without taking the scrubs out of the bag! The bags have a drawstring and are made of poly-cotton that can be washed at 60⁰C. These can be ordered.


We have a limited supply of scrubs for use by nurses and carers.

Requesting PPE is Easy!


Make A Request

Please sign up to register your organisation or make a request if in need.

PPE Distribution

PPE orders are then manufactured through 3D Printing and then distributed.

Equip & Care

Once delivered, you are ready to care and feel safe.

We are here to support you!

Providing Medical Aids To The Rugby Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic

There are approximately 20 Nursing and Care homes in Rugby many of which seem to have little NHS PE supplies or education. Some of the larger homes have up to 80 residents. We are also supporting various elements of the NHS, social workers and carer agencies who are visiting vulnerable people in their homes – Please sign up to register your organisation or make a request if in need.

Our Expertise

Design, Development & Manufacturing

We are developing a bulletin board to share our knowledge with fellow producers Please sign up to gain access and make a request or contribute to the discussions

Contact Us

Ask a question below and we will endeavour to answer all enquiries as soon as possible! Please note we cannot supply equipment to individuals.

Our  email system is regularly accessed during normal office hours but our distribution operation is only active between 12 noon to 4pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. 

For direct medical support regarding the pandemic please contact the NHS helpline 111. For emergencies call 999 or visit your nearest hospital.


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