Coronavirus Updates

BSI issues new face mask requirements

BSI has issued new specification on minimum performance requirements and test methods for community face coverings. The new specification is designed to help UK manufacturers, testing houses, retailers and consumers to ensure single use and reusable face coverings are safe and fit for purpose. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people …

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Further support announced for small businesses

Following the announcement on Monday, January 4 that England and Scotland would be placed in lockdown, further support for small businesses has been unveiled. To support businesses through this period, chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced £4.6bn of grant funding. This includes a one-off top-up grant for leisure, hospitality and retail …

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Innovate and overcome with market predictions for COVID-19

Innovating now can help your business survive the next wave of COVID-19 restrictions. Mark McCleery, managing director, Ultima Displays outlines its forecast for the industry and the opportunities on offer.  When the UK was placed into lockdown on March 23 many of us forecast the effect on our industry. We …

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Furlough scheme is extended until end of April

The furlough scheme has been extended for a further month until the end of April next year. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said the extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme would provide certainty for millions of jobs and businesses. It means the government will continue to pay up …

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Screenworks provides Richard House Children’s Hospice with face coverings

Screenworks is offering its commitment to Richard House, London’s first children’s hospice, through a campaign called ‘Wear to Care’. The hospice provides palliative care to children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions across London. Richard House cares for children and supports the whole family, from residential clinical care, to music therapy …

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Sonovia face masks launch in the UK

Global MedTech business, Sonovia, is launching in the UK a range of face masks that are proven to be over 90% effective against COVID-19 and EU certified to kill 99.9999% of viruses. Backed by Nobel Prize Winner for Chemistry, professor Sidney Altman, Sonovia’s masks took numerous trials and over seven …

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Bumpaa face masks gain ISO certification for SARS-COV-2

Screenworks’ Bumpaa face masks have passed the ISO method test on the SARS-COV-2 virus (COVID-19). Since the garment screen print, embroidery and digital print service provider undertook a business pivot at the start of lockdown, the company has witnessed huge demand for the new range of products from its trade …

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