News 21 Jan 2021

Personal Carer Assistant Card

Personal Carer Assistant Card

Employers of Personal Assistants are reminded that they can apply for a Shopping E-card on behalf of their employees, so that they are able to shop within restricted times implemented by some shops and supermarkets.  

The government have confirmed that Personal Care Assistants are key workers in the Health & Social Care Sector.  As part of their role, there is a necessary requirement for a Personal Care Assistants to access local shops and pharmacies on behalf of the individual they are supporting.  They are also required to travel to be able to carry out their role.

The e-card will provide proof to supermarkets that are implementing protected shopping times for the vulnerable and elderly and local authorities, that the person carrying a card is carrying out duties on behalf of someone they care for.

PA Employers must apply on behalf of the Personal Care Assistant. 

To apply please email SDS team on [email protected]