The current pandemic has led to PPE becoming ubiquitous in modern life. In the UK, face coverings are now required in shops, offices, busses and more. It can be difficult to decide which type of face covering is needed for your use case, especially if you’ve never had to deal with PPE until these difficult times. In this guide, we’ll discuss face shields and type IIR masks – so you can decide which of our products you need to keep everyone safe. Type IIR Masks Type IIR Masks are medical-grade masks designed to be resistant to external droplets. These are the most common masks you’ll see in day to day life. These masks are certified by the WHO for use in close clinical environments, so you can easy assured knowing these masks are effective.These face masks are easy to wear for long periods and are guaranteed to stay effective thanks to an elasticated fit and a flexible metal bar to keep a close fit around the nose.Type IIR masks have a 98+% bacterial filtration efficiency thanks to their three-ply construction, and the splash-resistant blue layer protects from large particulates such as blood and spit. These masks are perfect for everyday use, and we stock them in boxes of 5 to ensure you’ll always have a mask available. Face Shields A face shield is a large, transparent visor that covers the entire face. It comes on an elasticated headband. A face shield will block any particulates but does not provide a tight fit around the mouth and nose. A face shield may be cumbersome for personal use, but when dealing with customers in close proximity a face shield is ideal. It will ensure no particulates reach a worker and allow for the mouth to be visible and open. Besides the added comfort this will provide during a hectic workday, a transparent visor allows for those hard of hearing to lip-read for proper communication.Face shields can also be worn in conjunction with a face mask for added protection. This is ideal for sensitive workplaces where social distancing might not be viable. For working environments, face shields may be a better alternative to a face covering but are likely to cost more.As you can see, both face masks and face shields have their unique use cases based upon the requirements you have for your PPE. We at Buy Any Gloves always aim to ensure you have PPE that is tailored to your needs - be it gloves, masks or otherwise. We can always guarantee our masks, unlike some sellers, are certified products just like our gloves, and both will always be at an affordable price. We offer free, fast delivery across the mainland UK to ensure you can get the equipment you need right away. To buy the quality PPE you need from a company you know you can trust, at an affordable price, view our range of masks today.