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 buying bulk 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 masks at wholesale prices?
You can shop Coronavirus masks at wholesale prices at the following retailers:
Experts are split on the effectiveness of coronavirus face masks. The official advice from the World Health Organization (WHO) is that unless you are sick and show symptoms, or are caring for people who are suspected to have the coronavirus, the general public should not wear masks. Instead, washing your hands and keeping your distance from others was thought to be more effective.
This contradicts the latest advice from the UK government, which recommends that people in England, aged two and over, should wear a face-covering when in an enclosed public space such as in certain shops, 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 maks use is already advised in Scotland and Northern Ireland when in enclosed spaces, such as in shops or on public transport.
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