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Help at hand: the Sidmouth PPE supply project

  • by JW

Based on particle capture and breathability, researchers conclude that cotton t-shirts and pillowcases are the best choices for DIY masks.


Many people are busy at home or in their work rooms making PPE and other protective gear:

Coronavirus: Group making scrubs for medical workers in East Devon appeals for funding |

Sarah sews scrubs and face masks as part of Sidmouth PPE supply project |


And there are some very helpful websites out there:


Researchers’ Pick for Best-Performing Homemade Mask Material

Based on particle capture and breathability, the researchers concluded that cotton t-shirts and pillow cases are the best choices for DIY masks.

What Are The Best Materials for Making DIY Masks?


Meanwhile, UK manufacturers are also rising to the challenge:

Every UK manufacturer helping to produce PPE and equipment for NHS workers |

Derbyshire manufacturer comes up with reusable surgical gowns for frontline NHS workers |

HappyShield: The Department of Architecture’s Response to Covid-19 PPE Shortage |

A Personal Respirator for Healthcare Professionals Treating COVID-19 (PeRSo) |

Mulberry Joins COVID-19 Efforts, Making PPE for British Hospitals |