Jaguar donates COVID face visors to Mersey schools

Carmaker Jaguar Land Rover has donated Personal Protective Equipment to protect against COVID-19 to schools in Knowsley and Liverpool

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St Mark’s Catholic Primary headteacher Richard Coakley with pupils

 

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) 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 Knowsley – where Jaguar Land Rover has a manufacturing site in Halewood – and Liverpool have been given 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 JLR at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in response to the growing need for PPE for frontline NHS staff. Since April 2020, the company 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.

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Tony McGuinness, headteacher at All Saints Academy, said: “Teachers have had to adapt very quickly to new ways of working during the pandemic. The face visors donated by JLR will help ensure a smooth transition to more classroom-based learning, in a safe environment for teachers, support staff and students.”

As well as All Saints Academy, local schools including St Mark’s, Plantation and Yew Tree primary schools 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 JLR 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.”

JLR 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.

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