It is now mandatory to wear a face covering on public transport and in shops in England. Face coverings will be compulsory in more indoor spaces from 8 August including cinemas, museums and places of worship. Full advice on our masks hub here.
Some sellers will charge prices far above the average, also known as “price gouging”. We encourage consumers to compare options before making a purchasing decision.
Our top in-stock wholesale face mask picks – In-stock August 2020
KN95 Face Mask - pack of 1000 from Stay Safe Kit
Bulk pack of minimum 1,000 disposable surgical face masks at 57p per mask. Premium, one size fits all, 5-layer mask. CE and ISO Certified.
When our crew last checked this product on
August 12 it was IN STOCK
During the COVID-19 outbreak, many essential businesses including food shops and care homes are remaining open but are looking for ways to protect their staff members.
Whether you’re running a business or you need to protect family members, you might need to order face masks in bulk and disposable masks are the easiest way to go. The retailers below offer disposable and surgical face masks in bulk quantities.
Where to buy disposable face masks in bulk online in the UK
What kinds of businesses should consider bulk buying face masks?
Many businesses are considered essential, and while there are no official requirements for wearing a mask in public in the UK, certain industries may decide to supply their workers with protective equipment to keep them safe.
Food processing factories
How many masks do I need?
Consider a bulk purchase for your employees based on the day. If one employee can make one disposable mask last all day, you would need to purchase 1 mask per employee per day, multiplied by how many days of anticipated mask-wearing. For example:
20 employees x 60 days = 1,200 masks
1,200 masks in a box of 50 = 24 boxes of 50 masks
Where can I buy bulk masks at wholesale prices?
You can shop Coronavirus masks at wholesale prices at the following retailers:
Can masks stop the spread of coronavirus?
The official advice from the World Health Organization (WHO) is that members of the public should wear a face mask or face covering if they cannot keep two metres apart from others. The wearing of face masks does not necessarily benefit the wearer but instead, those around you, in case you are suffering from the virus without showing symptoms. Washing your hands and keeping your distance from others is still just as important, however.
In the latest advice from the UK government, people in England, aged two and over, should wear a face-covering when in an enclosed public spaces such as in shops, museums cinemas, places or worship or on public transport. Homemade face-coverings or cloth masks are being encouraged as it is hoped they can prevent the wearer from spreading the disease – as some people have no symptoms but can spread it unknowingly. This will also ensure the supply of medical and surgical masks are available to healthcare professionals. The devolved nations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are likely to publish their own advice on such restrictions in due course. Face mask use is already enforced in Scotland and Northern Ireland on public transport and in shops. In Wales, mask wearing is encouraged in enclosed spaces.
Georgia-Rose is a publisher at Finder.com and specialises in all things shopping and travel. She has years of experience working in retail and tourism and as an avid budget traveller, she loves helping people find the best deals on everything from plane tickets to sunglasses.
When she's not jetting off somewhere new you'll find her watching cake videos or befriending stray cats.
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