School tech team producing PPE visors for frontline carers

Staff at Merchant Taylors’ School in Crosby have begun making protective visors for healthcare workers during the Covid-19 outbreak.

The design and technology team at the Boys’ School site are now creating 300 items of the protective equipment every day in conjunction with the Merseyside PPE Hub collective.

Using materials provided free of charge by the Optimum Group, they are being distributed to local hospitals, care homes and North West Ambulance Service.

Two Costa Coffee shops in Crosby and Gateacre are providing hubs for the collective of local businesses and schools, which is now producing more than 5,000 visors each week.

Andrew Beddard, head of design and technology at the school, said: “Across the country, we have seen the crucial role that technology and innovation is playing in the fight against the Coronavirus and we are proud to be playing our own small part in protecting frontline healthcare workers.

“This collective effort is making a real difference to the working conditions of people risking their lives to help others and we would appeal to any other organisations that may have the materials or technology to produce PPE to get in touch with us.”