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  • 16/07/2020

You and The World against COVID-19 (Part 1: Face protection)

Release: 13th May 2020

 
 
You and The World against COVID-19
Part 1. Face protection

 
 

 
Image courtesy Alissa Eckert, Dan Higgins/CDC

 
Face protection

 
"...  the Government is now advising that people should aim to wear a face-covering in enclosed spaces where social distancing is not always possible and they come into contact with others that they do not normally meet, for example on public transport or in some shops."
11th May, 2020
 
Suggested users
  • For shoppers, social visiting
  • At work in the office (open plan) or in the lab where distancing is difficult
  • Behind the counter
  • On public transport
  • Childs version
  • Small surgeries - pharmacies, osteopaths, physios etc.

Most items listed are on a 5-day delivery schedule.

The full range is shown here:
http://www.stratlab.co.uk/search.php?search=410-AD-5

 
Masks
 
Most research agree to the benefit of using face covering to support efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 
We stress that the following masks are NOT certified as medical devices, but are listed to to meet the Government's recommendation quoted above and in detail below.
We describe them as 'cosmetic'. Various types are available. 
We have the capacity to supply thousands per day.
 

Image courtesy John Hopkins University

 
 
Low cost mask
 
Three-layer mask manufactured in high-grade polypropylene fabric
Low cost - Less than £300 per 500
Bulk discounts available
 
Link to 410-AD-530
 
Mask to EN14683
 
Meets EN14683 standard
European manufactured.  Fast delivery times
Bulk discount on multi-case quantities
Available with either ear-bands (catalogue no. 410-AD-436) or head ties (410-AD-435)
 
Link to 410-AD-535
 

 
Everyday use mask
 
Two-layer cotton/polypropylene mask for use by the public
Available with either ear-bands (cat. no. 410-AD-533) or head-ties (410-AD-532)
Mixed colours and patterns case
 
Link to 410-AD-533
 
Childrens mask
 
Made to the same high standards as adult masks - just smaller!
Manufactured in cotton/polypropylene two layer
Available in cases of 200 with mixed colours and patterns.  Custom colours offered
 
Link to 410-AD-537
 
 
Visors
 
 
Visors play an important role especially for shop workers, beaticians and in other roles where there is on-going contact with the public through the working day. 
Visors listed are suitable for use in medical environments and are certificated as such.
 
 
 
Re-useable flexible visor
 
Fully re-useable and recycleable
Comfy and easily adjustable in a range of colours
Offered individually or in cases of 100
Case discounts available
With certification
 
 
Link to 410-AD-51x series
 
Low cost disposable visor
 
Low cost disposable mask
With certification
Simple adjustment and easy to fit
Case discounts available
 
Link to 410-AD-523
 
 
The back story in detail
 
 
The UK Government's lock-down policy shifted, at least for England following Prime Minister Johnson's message on Sunday (10th May, 2020).
https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pm-address-to-the-nation-on-coronavirus-10-may-2020

There are signs of a slight easing in some lock-down measures, though the advise to stay at home remains in place in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.  Tensions exist betwen what the Government said and what they mean.
 
More important for all of us was the UK Government's follow-up message contained in "OUR PLAN TO REBUILD: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy"

"As more people return to work, there will be more movement outside people's immediate household. This increased mobility means the Government is now advising that people should aim to wear a face-covering in enclosed spaces where social distancing is not always possible and they come into contact with others that they do not normally meet, for example on public transport or in some shops. Homemade cloth face-coverings can help reduce the risk of transmission in some circumstances. Face-coverings are not intended to help the wearer, but to protect against inadvertent transmission of the disease to others if you have it asymptomatically.
 
A face covering is not the same as a facemask such as the surgical masks or respirators used as part of personal protective equipment by healthcare and other workers. These supplies must continue to be reserved for those who need it. Face-coverings should not be used by children under the age of two, or those who may find it difficult to manage them correctly, for example primary age children unassisted, or those with respiratory conditions. It is important to use face-coverings properly and wash your hands before putting them on and taking them off."

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