Ten NSW manufacturers have received a share in $5 million of NSW Government funding to produce personal protective equipment (PPE).

Of the ten manufacturers, five of them are regional businesses in a move that will boost local jobs and help to support domestic and international markets through COVID-19.

The grants of up to $500,000 will enable the production of face masks, gloves, disinfectant and medical-grade handwash and soap by allowing the businesses to purchase additional machinery and equipment to increase their capacity. Support from the NSW Government will allow the businesses to pivot from their traditional practices and produce the materials needed for export.

The demand for PPE remains high both here and internationally as the Coronavirus continues to impact the states of NSW and Victoria.