Where to buy protective face shields online

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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 face shields for sale UK

Face Shield

Face Shield from Vistaprint

These Vistaprint face shields cover your forehead and chin and are roomy enough to fit any masks or eyewear comfortably under them.
When our crew last checked this product on
July 20 it was IN STOCK.

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Where to buy face shields online

1. eBay
Global marketplace eBay hosts sellers from around the globe with a huge choice of PPE and face shields.

  • Range of sellers
  • Fast shipping options
  • UK stock

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2. Vistaprint
Vistaprint has gone from printing business cards to creating face shields!

  • Free delivery
  • Bulk quantities available
  • Low prices

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3. Etsy
Etsy offers shoppers easy access to small businesses based all around the UK, many of which sell face shields and masks.

  • Small businesses
  • UK based sellers
  • Free delivery on selected items

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4. AliExpress
International marketplace AliExpress has lots of PPE options from face masks and gloves to face shields.

  • Bulk buy options
  • Low prices
  • Fast shipping options

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Frequently asked questions

What is a face shield?

Face shields come in various forms, but all provide a clear plastic barrier that covers the face. For optimal protection, a shield should extend below the chin and to the ears laterally, with no exposed gap between the forehead and the headpiece.

Are face shields effective against coronavirus?

According to researchers at the University of Iowa, face shields have been shown to reduce immediate viral exposure by 96%, when worn by a simulated health care worker within 18 inches of a cough. While these results are encouraging, face shields should only be one part of the virus control effort, along with social distancing and hand-washing. It’s also important to note that no intervention – even a vaccine – can guarantee 100% effectiveness against the coronavirus.

Are face shields better than face masks?

The latest advice from the UK government is that people in England, aged two and over, should be wearing face-coverings in crowded spaces, such as shops or public transport. The devolved nations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will give their own advice on such measures, but masks are already encouraged in Scotland and Northern Ireland for enclosed spaces such as shops or public transport. However, face shields are another way for a person to cover their face, and are endlessly reusable and washable with soap and water, or common disinfectant. Shields are usually more comfortable to wear than masks too, as well as forming a barrier that keeps people from easily touching their own face. Another benefit is that people wearing masks often have to remove them to communicate with others around them, something that is not necessary with a face shield. Instead, face shields allow for the visibility of facial expressions and lip movements for communication.

Can face shields be made easily?

Face shields require no special materials and production lines can be repurposed quickly. Numerous companies, including Apple and Nike, have all started producing them for the NHS.

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