The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it many challenges. A virus new to the world that we currently have no vaccine for and no immunity. That coupled with the extensive travel we all now enjoy meant an outbreak of proportions not seen in the last century.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), in order to be infected with Coronavirus, it must come into contact with the eyes, nose, or mouth. This happens when droplets produced by an infected person land on the face of another person. What’s more, these airborne droplets can travel up to 6 feet. Which is why social distancing is advised. Additionally, touching a surface that is contaminated with infectious droplets and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes can also lead to infection. Therefore, the most effective way of preventing contamination is by having these areas covered by a full face shield. 

Full Face Shield vs Face Mask

In healthcare, PPE such as face masks and goggles are commonly used to prevent exposure to infectious droplets. However, face masks are not without issues. Once they become damp from the humidity in exhaled air, their effectiveness diminishes. Additionally, people are inclined to touch their face more when wearing a mask. This increases the risk of infection if the hands have touched a contaminated surface.

On the other hand, full face shields remove that risk, therefore offering better protection. At Stephens Gaskets, our medical face shield visors UK are made from fully certified materials. We design them to cover the eyes, nose and mouth. Thereby preventing infectious droplets coming into contact with these areas. Unlike face masks, they cover the entire face and prevent the wearer from touching their face. 

What’s more, our quality face shields are durable, easy-to-clean and reusable. Plus, they are comfortable to wear for extended periods of time.

As a leading UK manufacturer, Stephens Gaskets has been able to design and fabricate PPE face shields at scale to help fight this pandemic. This is especially important in healthcare and service industries. That’s why we supply our shields to businesses such as Wagamamas, in addition to helping support the NHS with COVID-19 Protection.

Contact Us Today

Protective face shields are a simple and effective way to help protect your business and its employees. If you have any further questions regarding our face shields or would like to buy face shields then call us on 0121 544 5808 or email us at As trusted PPE Manufacturers, we are working extremely hard with businesses like yours to ensure you have COVID-19 protection and can continue as normal throughout this pandemic. 

If you have found this blog helpful, you may wish to read our previous blog on Full Face Visors: Why Your Business Needs Them.

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