I mean I don’t want to order directly from China as their delivery time is too long at the moment. I ended up buying a box of 50 from www.Medflex.co.uk which a mate of mine just recommended. Surprised how cheap they’re selling it for at £2 a mask for the n95 ones!Why not China? Do theirs not work. There are plenty of sellers on fleabay, my wife is a podiatrist and uses a facemask, they have gone from about a £5 to £38. That is why I am asking about the China bit.
We’re in retail, so a lot of customer facing roles.
Can your company price match 50 masks for £20?
The KN95 ones in your thread title are £110 for 50Can your company price match 50 masks for £20?
Over here in Portugal the wearing of masks by everyone is compulsory and, as you say, the idea is to protect others - in a reduced risk goal. If everyone is wearing one, then the spread of droplets between people is lessened. It needs full compliance though since a fabric mask contaminated by another not wearing one can be more of a liability in itself for the wearer, of course.The idea of wearing a mask is so the wearer does not inadvertently contaminate someone else, although the effect is only slight as the lergie can be carried on droplets smaller than water vapour which will not be impeded by cotton etc.
To protect your staff they'll need their eyes and ears covered, idealy their entire head, as well as being gloved and suited up. Then they'll need to be trained how to remove it without contaminating themselves or causing cross-contamination, and how to safely dispose without causing cross-contamination. A mask on its own, even an actual respirator such as a KN95 or higher spec item, will do nothing to protect your staff. If one of your staff has been in the military it's likely they'll be NBC trained (or if in the police or Trumpton CBRN trained) and can give proper advice on that.