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What is a Face Covering?

As a nation we are slowly gaining some levels of normality, the Government has recently brought into effect from 24th July 2020, the compulsory measure of having to wear face masks/face coverings in our shopping outlets (Not compulsory for under 11s). One vital aspect is knowing how to protect yourself when at work and out in the public domain.

Below is a detailed explanation of what a face covering is and what it isn’t.

In the context of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, a face covering is something which safely covers the nose and mouth. You can buy reusable or single-use face coverings. You may also use a scarf, bandana, religious garment or hand-made cloth covering but these must securely fit round the side of the face.

Face coverings are not classified as PPE (personal protective equipment) which is used in a limited number of settings to protect wearers against hazards and risks, such as surgical masks or respirators used in medical and industrial settings.

Face coverings are instead largely intended to protect others, not the wearer, against the spread of infection because they cover the nose and mouth, which are the main confirmed sources of transmission of virus that causes coronavirus infection (COVID-19).

Fit 2 Fit accredited face fit testing

For any Queries or concerns about Face coverings and or Face masks dont hesitate to get in touch with our Fit 2 Fit accredited face fit testing team.

Keeping Your Spirits up During Lockdown

As of November 2020, England entered into its 2nd lockdown. The major difference this time is that we don’t have the weather or the lighter evenings on our side.

Providing a Safe OH Medical During COVID-19

Safety-critical medicals and occupational health surveillance during COVID-19: our occupational health team has had to adjust how they perform and manage their health surveillance and safety-critical medicals.

Company Testing Program Coronavirus

Setting up a company coronavirus testing program can be beneficial for some, but first, understand what you must do to satisfy the regulations.

We Are Now Fit 2 Fit Accredited

As Mike has successfully passed the Fit 2 Fit accreditation scheme, Safewell is now a Fit2Fit accredited provider and holds us to the highest standard in Face fit testing.

On Site Occupational Health Visits for Safety Critical Medicals

We have now recommenced on-site occupational health visits for safety-critical medicals to both new and existing customers. During these visits, we follow strict social distancing and hygiene practices.

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We are here to make health and safety accessible for everyone, Call on 01793 852951 to get in touch. It will be much easier with Safewell helping you. 

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