Jaguar Land Rover Halewood has donated 400 reusable protective face visors to primary and secondary schools across Knowsley and Liverpool to support the return to the classroom following the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.
Schools across Merseyside have been given hundreds of reusable face visors to provide staff with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as pupils return to classrooms for the start of a new term.
The reusable protective face visors were designed and produced by Jaguar Land Rover at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in response to the growing need for PPE for frontline NHS staff. Since April 2020, Jaguar Land Rover has produced and distributed more than 160,000 visors.
Each face visor has been designed to be reusable and can be easily dismantled and cleaned before being used again, making it ideal for school staff who may be interacting with different groups of students every day.
Tony McGuinness, Headteacher at All Saints High School, said: “Teachers have had to adapt very quickly to new ways of working during the pandemic. The face visors donated by Jaguar Land Rover will help ensure a smooth transition to more classroom-based learning, in a safe environment for teachers, support staff and students here at All Saints High School.”
As well as All Saints High School, local schools including St Mark’s Primary , Plantation Primary, Yew Tree Primary and Halewood Academy in Halewood, Kirkby High School in Kirkby and Sudley Infant school in Aigburth have received visor donations.
Louise Thompson Davies, Corporate Affairs Manager at Jaguar Land Rover Halewood, said: “It’s fantastic to be able to support our local community by sharing our resources and to help protect school staff who have been working tirelessly throughout the coronavirus crisis. As pupils return to school, providing these visors will be a step towards ensuring education resumes safely for staff and pupils.”
Jaguar Land Rover has worked with partners to provide support globally to approximately 660,000 people during the coronavirus outbreak, with 182,000 packages delivered and 360 vehicles deployed globally.