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Disposable gloves & protective clothing

Disposable gloves have become, next to face masks, the most essential everyday item of PPE during the coronavirus pandemic. It is thought that traces of the Covid-19 virus can remain on certain surfaces for up to 8 days, so more and more people are wearing latex or nitrile gloves to do their shopping or using public transport.

Latex gloves offer the most protection from bacteria or viruses and are the preferred choice of the medical profession because of their comfortable fit and flexibility. Latex allergies are common, however, so nitrile gloves are a popular alternative and more puncture resistant than latex. Vinyl gloves are another option where the biohazard risk is low.

Demand for gloves is currently very high, but we are working hard to secure more stock of medical grade disposable gloves from leading manufacturers such as McKinnon and Sempercare. Other items of protective clothing such as coveralls offer full body protection to CE Type 5/6 in environments where there is exposure to hazardous chemicals.

All products are currently subject to extremely high demand. Products can be back ordered if stock is not immediately available.