St. John’s Marlborough have already distributed around 150 Prusa RC3 face shields to care homes, GP practices and hospital departments. They are a more robust, and therefore reusable, version of other visor designs available and so are good for certain job roles. They can be sterilised under correct conditions although the elastic may need replacing (spare elastic will be provided where possible).
Teacher, Gary England, and other St John’s staff and volunteers are eager to supply more face shields where are they are needed. Gary said, “We do not have a massive capacity but equally if there are people who need protection then we want to help if we can. We have made face shields for individuals, and in batches of as many as 50 so far. We would be grateful if you could help spread the word that we have capacity to help.”
So far all the requests for face shields, which are made using the school’s 3D printers, have come through Twitter feeds @StJohnsSTEM1 and @StJohnsMarlb or through staff and parent contacts.
The details of the specific visor St John’s is making together with sterilisation details can be found here: https://www.prusa3d.com/covid19/
Any health care professionals interested in receiving face shields can email Gary England directly GEngland@STJOHNS.EXCALIBUR.ORG.UK or comment on the face shield Twitter posts on @StJohnsSTEM1 and @StJohnsMarlb