22nd June 2020
Today we received our CE certificate for the CoVisor MkII Midi & Maxi face shields for use against COVID-19. They meet the required standard of (EU) 2016/425 tested to EN166:2001.
It took us 11 weeks to standardise our products, get samples through testing by our Notified body SATRA, prepare the technical file and submit it for assessment and issue of the certificate. We are very grateful to the team at SATRA Technology and at SATRA Europe for all their help and hard work in turning things around so quickly and efficiently.
We are now manufacturing ‘ear savers’ that allow the elastic ear loops of a surgical mask to clip to it instead of making the wearers sore. They are injection moulded in polypropylene, making them easy to clean and almost indestructible.
15th May 2020
Since starting six weeks ago, we have distributed over 19,000 items of PPE.
Of those 19,177 items, we have donated 500 gowns, 2,335 visors and 5,600 masks so far.
The breakdown of sectors using our CoVisor face shields is shown here.
(HSC = Health & Social Care).
While we have spent over two thirds of our funding, the budget remaining allows us to continue our work and to make donations where needed.
Our aim is to become sustainable and continue CoVisor in the long term, offering one of the highest quality reusable visors available at a price below many of the disposable ones while still keeping it manufactured in Cornwall. With many PPE projects now winding up due to the requirement to comply with standards, we are currently undergoing CE testing to EN166 Cat. III PPE which will allow us to continue supplying within the UK and also internationally if needed.