Research is continuing to support the claim that coronavirus spreads through infectious respiratory droplets. With that in mind it’s essential that businesses take proactive safety measures and use personal protective equipment (PPE). This will help to provide maximum protection of health and well-being of employees. Wearing a face mask can prevent further spread by infected people. However, using a face shield better protects the wearer. Read on to learn more about the advantages and benefits of wearing full face visors and how it offers better protection from COVID-19.

When someone who is infected with the virus coughs, sneezes or even speaks and they’re not wearing a face mask, the aerosol droplets are sprayed onto those around them. The virus spreads either through the nasal cavity, mouth or eyes. This is why full face visors are so important. A face mask only covers the nose and mouth area. However, full face visors cover from over the top around the sides and to below the chin. As a result, the wearer is protected from even the tiniest of droplets as they’re unable to penetrate the plastic shield. Furthermore, wearing a face shield in addition to a face mask can significantly lower the risk of contamination. 

Full face visors in the workplace 

Full face visors are particularly important in the workplace to ensure employees feel safe and comfortable. Especially as people infected with coronavirus don’t always display symptoms. As a result, they can very easily unknowingly spread the virus. Thus, wearing a face shield is an effective way to protect workers. 

Not only do full face shields create an excellent protective barrier. They are also helping prevent hand to mouth transmissions as they stop people from touching their face after touching an infected surface. In fact, people who are wearing masks are likely to touch their face more than normal to adjust their mask. Another significant benefit of using full face visors in the workplace is that you can clean and reuse them after every use. Therefore, offering far better value for money as a business. At Stephens Gaskets our reusable face visors are made from CE marked and made from medical grade PET. This ensures effectiveness isn’t compromised after cleaning to offer maximum protection. 

Additionally, full face shields are easy and comfortable to wear for long periods of time. This is because they don’t restrict airflow and don’t impact productivity due to their clear, anti-fog properties. The clear design of full face visors also makes communication much easier as the entirety of the face can still be seen and sound isn’t muffled. 

Face shields in the UK

We offer hospitality face visors, face shields for restaurant workers, visors for hairdressers, construction workers, doctors surgerys and more. Should you have any further questions regarding our medical grade visors and their effectiveness against coronavirus then please call us on 0121 544 5808 or email us at

Stephens Gaskets is working hard to keep businesses up and running as normal while remaining safe. We make all of our products onsite right here in the UK and are CE certified for assured safety. 

If you have found this blog helpful, then you may wish to read our previous blog on Clip On Face Shields.

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