Smart Garden have tapped into their extensive Chinese supply chain and are importing a large quantity of 3-ply disposable, medical-grade, face masks. They say this is a temporary measure to help their customers protect staff and shoppers for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We checked with the NHS to ensure we would not be depriving them and were told that such masks were in plentiful supply and that PPE shortages lay elsewhere, with gowns in particular” said Paris Natar, Smart’s Chairman.
With garden centres and other home and garden retailers re-opening across the United Kingdom and in Europe, Smart believe that this initiative will be welcomed. The masks come in bar-coded boxes of 50 so can also be sold to shoppers as a retail line.
Paris added “This is not something one should take any chances with so we have gone for fully compliant, TUV, CE and ISO certified masks. In particular, they conform to Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC.”
Smart’s first consignment is already in transit from China and they expect to be delivering nationwide from Monday June 22nd.