In response to the Covid-19 crisis, this group has been manufacturing and donating PPE and care packages to key workers in the UK and abroad to ensure protection and reduce stress.
With the pandemic gripping their home area in South West London, two choir friends (Catherine Carrere and Yasmine Samhiry) came together to make reusable cotton masks for their local community and help volunteering efforts to overcome Covid-19. So far, the team has made over 950 masks for the community.
Gowns4Good was started by a small team in the US, with the idea of using donated graduation gowns in hospitals, when they realised the design was not dissimilar from surgical gowns need for PPE. After thousands of donations from across the US, demand from across the world came in too.
Anna Willetts got to work when she heard that her sister’s surgery didn’t have enough scrubs to help them deal with coronavirus patients.
It's still the forgotten service despite the dangers workers face every day, one officer tells us.
Government paid deposit to jet in gowns but PPE fell short of NHS standards.
With the coronavirus pandemic claiming 20,000 lives and counting in the UK, staying properly protected is a life and death situation, especially for healthcare workers on the frontline who are also battling shortages of PPE. But a group of volunteers has come to the rescue, gathering donations everywhere from construction sites to beauty salons.
Since those on the frontline can’t get enough PPE, the general public is not being advised to wear face masks – despite the evidence, writes journalist Sunny Hundal.
New guidance issued as hospitals set to run out of gowns by Monday.
Political campaign group Led By Donkeys projected “a message to the government’ onto the houses of parliament. The video directed to Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson sees NHS staff highlighting a lack of protective equipment (PPE). The group originally formed to fight Brexit also restarted a billboard campaign to “create a record of heroes and anti-heroes” during the coronavirus crisis.