Face shields

Wearing a face shield will result in less adjusting and so you touch your face less. They can be more comfortable as masks can be hot, can irritate your skin, fog your glasses, make it difficult for some of you to breathe and create a world without smiles. It also can be difficult for people who have hearing loss to communicate when mouths are covered, muffling voices and hiding facial expressions. They are also re-usable and easy to clean. 

It’s your employer that decides what is appropriate when it comes to health and safety for employees. If you are considering wearing one at work, you must apply in writing to your manager for permission.

Do not wear a face shield unless it has been approved by management for you to do so.