Unite has got you covered

Returning to work, or just going out and about? Unite’s new face covering is a must

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Unite has developed a special 3-ply face covering to keep you and those you might come into contact with safer.

The face covering complies with WHO standards guidance for layer and materials, and is supplied with a comfy clip.

Available in medium, large and extra large sizes, it has a hydrophobic outer layer made from 82 per cent polyester and 18 per cent ‘Xtra life Lycra’. This coating is C6 FC – so it’s approved for face covering use. The nonwoven middle outer layer is 70gsm worth of spun-bonded polypropylene; and the inner layer is 100 per cent cotton jersey 190gsm – so you can stay comfortable for longer.

To get the right size medium measures 18 x 8 cm flat with 15 cm of elastic each side. For large it’s 18 x 9 cm with 19 cm elastic each side. And for extra-large, it’s 18 x 9 cm with 21 cm elastic each side.

Our production team insiders say, “It is always better to go with a larger size and use the comfy grip to help fit to the face.”

The manufacturer, as does Unite, both strenuously add that this covering is for civilian use only. It is not intended for use in a medical setting or in environments where the wearer must be protected from gasses and toxins.

We urge you to note that however great this covering is, it’s just ‘a source control covering’, and not PPE. It should not be used by workers in a healthcare setting, or anywhere else that full PPE is required.

But maybe the best part about it is that the vibrant-red covering also features the distinctive Unite logo – great for promoting the work of the union and encouraging non-members to consider joining.

And here’s one of our members, Unite activist Mish Rahman from the West Midlands wearing the covering (see pic below). Over the weekend he tweeted “Thanks @unitetheunion – lovely fit.”

You can buy the coverings direct from the link below and prices start at £4.20. Please note that all prices exclude VAT and postage and the items are non-refundable.

And finally some important information. Wash the covering at a virus-killing 60 degrees – don’t worry the hydrophobic coating will last for 50 washes. It can also be hand dried and ironed at a low temperature. But please do note that your face covering must be pulled flat after washing.


You can look good and feel good – buy your coverings from Unite – just follow this link



By Amanda Campbell @amanda_unite

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