Access to face shields in Devon and Somerset å

We are a team of volunteers, small businesses and organisations coming together to support our local health and care workers to access face shields that are produced from open sourced designs and printed/made in non-manufacturing sites. We handle the supplies, manage the assembly and deliver the face shields to you as quickly as we can. 

 

Making a request

We can get deliveries to Somerset and Devon (including community and acute care settings). We know that a wide range of care workers need access, so please just contact us if you are in short supply of face shields/visors and we will try our best to help. We are also in contact with other volunteer networks in the UK, so will coordinate for larger quantities where we can. 

Closed top face shields - these have a full cover at the top and would be used based on the guidance you have received.   

Open top face shields - these have a gap between the forehead and the visor and can be used with googles or in the community based on the guidance you have received. 

 

It is important to note that we are not suppliers/manufacturers of PPE, we are supporting you with shields and visors following the best practice and approaches in place during this difficult time. Please see below for more information on where we are getting our designs and what precautions we are taking to apply the most stringent rules we can. 

Making a request for volunteer assembled face shields

We can get deliveries to Somerset and Devon (including community and acute care settings). We know that a wide range of care workers need access, so please just contact us if you are in short supply of face shields/visors and we will try our best to help. We are also in contact with other volunteer networks in the UK, so will coordinate for larger quantities where we can. 

Types of face shields

Closed top face shields - these have a full cover at the top and would be used based on the guidance you have received.   

Open top face shields - these have a gap between the forehead and the visor and can be used with googles or in the community based on the guidance you have received. 

About the Face Shields Volunteer Team

 

It is important to note that we are not suppliers/manufacturers of PPE, we are supporting you with shields and visors following the best practice and approaches in place during this difficult time. Please see below for more information on where we are getting our designs and what precautions we are taking to apply the most stringent rules we can. 

Our volunteer team came together with the core team of volunteers are Adolfo De Sanctis, Fiona Rourke, Frazer Anderson and Rupa Chilvers. We have now been joined by active team members in the core team including Jocelyn Spencer-Mills, Rosie Hawkins, and Rhoslyn Butler and Marcus Brown. We also have a number of supporting organisations and around 100 volunteers who are getting involved. We are here to help you if you are worrying about how to get hold of face shields for you or your team. 

 

3D Printing designs

These are from open-sourced and now widely printed designs Prusa Designs. Printing takes place in clean environments and we follow the recommended procedures for storage and transportation. 

Foam-based design

These are from open-sourced Delve Design and instructions received from various networks. Cutting and assembly takes place in clean environments. All items are stored dated with the time of packing and should be stored for 90 hours before use.

IMPortant information

3D printed designs may be able to be cleaned and re-used with replaceable plastic fronts for the visors and the shields. We will outline the current information we hold, but please follow your infection control guidelines for this process. 

funding/costs considerations

We are working with volunteer time, but need to cover materials and delivery costs. There are substantial upfront costs for the plastics, foam and for the raw printing materials. There are also individuals and SMEs involved who need subsistence costs covered. We are putting in place a transparent cost model, but will ask you to consider how you can fund these efforts. 

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