Face Masks That Allow the Deaf & Hard of Hearing to Continue Lip Reading
The coronavirus pandemic has brought about significant changes to the lives of millions. globally and the wearing of face masks has become the daily routine for many. The Government in the United Kingdom, as well as the World Health Organisation (WHO), have suggested that face masks/coverings should be worn to help stem the spread of Covid-19.
From 24th September 2020, all individuals working within the hospitality industry are required to wear masks. Furthermore, they are also required by law for customers sitting inside pubs, cafes and restaurants accept when they are eating and drinking.
Throughout the UK face masks are now a compulsory item when travelling on public transport, visiting the supermarket, banks, post offices and shops. In fact, they are now required in pretty much any venue where you come in close proximity to others.
What’s more, fines of £200 can now be imposed for those flouting the rules. Naturally, there are exceptions to this rule. Children under the age of 11, those with medical conditions and any individual who has a disability are not required to wear a face mask.
With face masks now being a part of everyday life for millions of people, spare a thought for the 12 million people in the UK who are either deaf or hard of hearing. Since the majority of face masks hide the mouth, this completely takes away their ability to communicate via lip reading.
GL100 Transparent Face Masks Provide the Solution
The use of traditional face masks is helping to isolate those with hearing loss or total deafness. The problem is considered so serious that nine UK charities have united in trying to encourage both public bodies as well as Public Health England and NHS England to start using transparent face masks.
Thankfully, there is a solution to this problem as the British made GL100 transparent face mask is already in circulation, manufacturing masks for the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK.
GL100 – Face Mask Specifications
- 3 ply for added protection
- Machine Washable
- Manufactured in an ISO9001 accredited UK location
- CE registered
- Adjustable mask using toggles fitted to both elasticated ear loops
- Made from machine-washable poly-cotton fabric
- Elasticated both under the chin and over the nose, improving comfort and protection
- Large transparent window around mouth area ensuring that facial expressions are clearly visible
- Anti Mist (use of washing up liquid extends anti-mist properties of plastic for over 4 hours in regular conditions/circumstances.
GL100 Transparent Face Masks – Colours & Prices
Adult (standard & large): Royal Blue, Light Turquoise, Black, Red, Forest Green, Cerise, Burgundy, Orange.
Junior: Pink, Royal Blue, Light Turquoise, Black, Red, Cerise.
Junior face masks fitted with toggle adjustment to elasticated ear loops to fit ages 6-13.
Prices include postage and packaging.
Adult (standard & large): For orders up to 25 units: £11.50 each.
For orders of 26-100 units: £11.20 each.
Junior: For orders up to 25 units: £10.00 each.
For orders of 26-100 units: £9.50 each.
For orders over 100 units, please contact us
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