Looking for the budget friendly option in COVID-19 PPE
Whenever a crisis ensues, people panic buy. Panic buying depletes stock and takes valuable resources away from those that need it. But now the dust is beginning to settle on the pandemic of COVID-19, we are seeing supply and demand return a sustainable level.
There is a catch. What is the sustainable level of PPE for businesses delivering a customer-facing service?
Well, each workplace will be different in its needs, but the real question would be, especially with the demand rising for items such as gloves and masks; how much money do I need to spend?
I am tired of seeing people online selling items of PPE for scandalous prices. I saw an advert for a single FFP3NR (non-reusable) mask selling at £24.99. Tragically, eBay showed on the item profile that in the hour I had looked at the item, 17 people had purchased one. Disgusting.
We need a unified approach to PPE. We also must understand the occasions that it is necessary. Below is a very brief summary of face to face scenarios and what is suggested: