As promised, we’ve donated 10% of our PPE sales to the NHS. With the donation going to our local NHS trust in Oldham, Greater Manchester. They were pleased to accept our offer as they prepare for a potential second wave.
The Government guidance about the use of face masks is changing. As of the 15th June, they are recommending that face masks be used by all NHS workers and visitors with further details here. As supporting evidence can no longer be ignored that face masks do in-fact help to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Something many of us have been saying for a while.
Face masks will also become mandatory for use on public transport, more information can be found here. This enforcement covers buses, coaches, trains, trams, ferry’s and aircraft’s. It does surprise me that this decision wasn’t made in the early days of the outbreak and surely would have helped to reduce the spread. Which would have prevented the UK from becoming one of the worst hit countries in the entire world.
The Government also released some information about how to make your own face masks which is available here. The NHS now have enough stock of PPE and we have some stock remaining with the 3 layer disposable face mask, 1 way protection face mask and the 5 layer, 2 way protection KN95 mask. For businesses who don’t have the time or materials available to make their own their PPE, we still stand by our decision to offer this in-demand product and have done everything we can to support the country while diversifying our business during these unprecedented times.