As hotels and restaurants tentatively open their doors on Saturday, the successful interaction between guests and staff will be on all manager’s minds.
The balance between a relaxed dining experience whilst minimising the risk of exposure to the virus, will be foremost on their minds.
The importance of reducing the risk to both staff and customers, so that no outbreak is tracked back to their premises, will be of paramount importance for reputation and business.
The World Health Organisation has now advised that governments should encourage the use of non-medical fabric masks, in environments where physical distancing of at least 1 metre is not possible. The face mask is one of the tools in a collection of protective measures that hospitality establishments need to introduce when they open their doors this weekend. Disposable menus, sanitiser stations, and plastic partitions form part of a new culture of “pandemic hospitality” – face masks for staff will also be part of this.
Managers and owners will then need to make the decision as to whether to buy disposable or reusable masks. Apart from the responsibility of appropriate protocols, staff training and ensuring that you have a good and constant supply of all items, this is where we can help:
Fashionizer’s uniform business has been embedded in the hospitality industry for some 26 years. Pre-pandemic, we focused on creating bespoke uniforms for the luxury hotels and restaurants. We have worked with many luxury hotels and restaurants such as The Ned, The Belmond Cadogan and One Aldwych. Over the past couple of months, we have used our experience and expertise to create and produce high-quality, reusable face masks.
Enabling hospitality delivered safely – Good for the Budget and Good for the Planet
- Disposable masks are more expensive in the long run – we may need to use these for quite a few months to come, until a vaccine is distributed. If you use washable face masks, you will need only 5% of the quantity compared to disposable ones. Even though they cost more initially, they will end up saving you money.
- Disposable masks are not biodegradable, therefore there will be a huge polyester mountain of pollution from all the PPE that is being used during this period, and this will stay for many years to come. It is important that we consider using sustainable options where possible, even in times like these.
- The “medical look” might be great in a hospital environment to give confidence to patients, but not necessarily the image you want to encourage people to feel comfortable in a hospitality establishment. Our masks offer a combination of style and safety, and we have tested them with Nelson Labs.
- Unlike disposable masks that are often scratchy and uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time, our fabric masks are soft and comfortable, and can be worn for up to 4 hours at a time.
Our face masks are constructed based on WHO recommendations and we have many styles and colours in stock. We can also create bespoke solutions to fit your own style (minimum quantities and lead times apply).
If your hospitality business is searching for face masks that have been rigorously and independently tested, look professional and save money, you can request further information by simply completing the form below.
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