Want to know how shields offer protection from Coronavirus? And the difference in protection from a face mask? Keep reading to find out everything you need to know. 

Face shields are becoming an increasingly common sight and even more so within businesses.This is in a bid to protect employees from Covid-19. Especially, when the full 2 metre social distance recommendation cannot be adhered to. The government is urging customer service industries such as hairdressers, barbers, beauty salons, restaurant workers and other key industries to wear extra protection. This is in the form of items such as plastic face shields to reduce the spread of the virus. 

Do face shields work in protecting you against viruses?

According to the UK government advice protective face shields create a barrier between the wearer and the customer. Therefore, helping to prevent contamination from respiratory droplets that sneezing, coughing or speaking can cause. Wearing a face shield will better protect you from a cough or sneeze within close proximity. This is because it stops droplets landing on your face or being inhaled through your nose or mouth. However, it’s important to note that some smaller aerosols may still enter from underneath the shield. What’s more, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says it cannot rule out the possibility that Covid-19 may be airborne. Therefore, face shields are highly effective. 

One study of healthcare workers found wearing a face shield reduced exposure to the flu by 96% in the period immediately after a cough – from 18 inches away. However, where possible health experts recommend to wear a shield and face mask together for added protection. 

Face shields have the added advantage of protecting the eyes. This hich is especially important as there’s potential for the virus to enter the body through mucous membranes in the eyes.

Furthermore, they help prevent hand to mouth transmissions as they stop people from touching their face after touching an infected surface. Interestingly, people who are wearing face masks are likely to touch their face more than usual to adjust their mask. Another significant benefit of protective face shields is that they are easy and comfortable to wear for long periods of time. Plus, they don’t restrict airflow and don’t impact communication or visibility due to their clear, anti-fog properties. 

Where to buy face shields?

You can buy face shields from Stephens Gaskets safe in the knowledge that we are an established, leading UK manufacturer. All of our face shields are made from CE marked medical grade PET. Therefore ensuring maximum protection from the virus.

Contact us today

If you’re looking for face shields for sale then get in touch today by calling 0121 544 5808 or email us at sales@stephensgaskets.co.uk. 

As a leading British manufacturer, Stephens Gaskets has the experience, expertise and equipment to deliver on high-volume requests within a short time-frame. So you don’t have to worry about long lead times despite the ever increasing demand for face shields for restaurant workers, service industries and more.

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Phone: 0121 544 5808 Fax:121 544 4188, E-mail: sales@stephensgaskets.co.uk