The government has recently updated the statistics about personal protective equipment which is dispatched from the National Medical Stockpile (NMS). As at 11 September 2020, the NMS has provided aged care facilities with approximately:

• 16 million masks
• 4 million gowns
• 10 million gloves
• 3 million goggles and face shields
• 80,000 bottles of hand sanitiser
• 140,000 clinical waste bags.

In addition, over half a billion masks and approximately 52 million gowns, 261 million gloves, and 44 million goggles/face shields have been ordered for staggered delivery into the NMS through to January 2021.