The coronavirus pandemic remains a health threat to all in the UK, and this includes employees, employers, and the self-employed. The health and financial implications are all too evident, so it is crucial to take the steps we can to control the spread of the virus.
Your workers may have deep-rooted concerns about carrying out their tasks, which take place indoors. In many cases, the workforce will need to work in close contact with each other, and when social distancing of two metres, or even one metre, cannot be kept, the risks of catching or spreading the virus increase.
Reusable masks are helpful in close contact and indoor working spaces. This is emphasised in paragraph 6.1 Face Coverings, of the government’s Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19), for factories, plants, and warehouses.
The wearing of reusable face masks is also advised by the World Health Organization (WHO). This advice is based on growing evidence that face masks help stop the spread of coronavirus where social distancing is impossible. WHO director-general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that this is particularly important in crowded and confined spaces.
Lindstrom Reusable Mask Service
The Lindstrom Reusable Mask Service provides a solution for businesses and employees who need virus protection. There are many business types where face mask-wearing is crucial, including those in the retail, food processing, and pharmaceutical industries.
Reusable face masks are beneficial as a precautionary measure, and they work by the wearer protecting others, who, in turn, protect them. It is vital to remember that many people, up to 80%, who have the coronavirus, are asymptomatic and thus unknowingly spread the virus and increase the R number. The R number is the average number of secondary infections produced by one infected person.
Employees can work together to reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 by wearing reusable masks in enclosed spaces where social distancing is impossible. The masks should cover the nose and mouth, and the wearer should use hand sanitiser or wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds before putting on a face mask, and after removing it.
While wearing the mask, the employee should avoid touching the reusable mask and change it if it becomes damp or if they touch it. Wearing face coverings should be carried out along with other measures such as increased hand washing, surface washing, small fixed teams, minimising contact time spent with others, and working with a partner for close-up work.
Lindstrom’s reusable mask service will ensure all your workers have a clean face mask. The face masks are laundered through a professional process that ensures the masks meet the highest hygiene standards.
Protect your workers today by contacting Lindstrom to find out more or enrol in our reusable masks service.