Bridging the PPE Gap: Getting Creative

When facing a crisis it can be so tempting to find yourself a box and jump in it. Especially when the government tells you to. However, being in a ‘box’ doesn’t mean we’re unable to think outside of one. Just look at the inventive new ways people are connecting!

Millions of us across the UK are using the Internet in ways we never have before. New virtual communities are forming, bonding over common interests such as singing, cooking or computer games. Schools are supplying learning materials via apps, even television shows are being broadcast from living rooms. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we live and has challenged us to think outside the box.

That is what we need to do in order to ensure our NHS frontline staff have the PPE they need to fight Covid-19. We need to get creative. Masksforheroes.org.uk are here to help bridge the gap in the supply chain. It is our goal to create a database of trade companies and individuals who can pledge and ship medical grade PPE to the NHS and you can help us do it. 

Your neighbour, the chemistry teacher or your best friend’s dad who works in construction. Your girlfriend who owns a tanning salon or the guy from the pub who has a woodwork studio. These are the types of trades who may have vital equipment and YOU might be able to connect them with us. Take 15 minutes. Look through your contacts and direct them to masksforheroes.org.uk. Together we can help make the difference.

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