Your community needs your help.
As matters rapidly progress and worsen amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a massive shortage of gloves, masks, eyewear and aprons has been reported in hospitals, medical centres, hospice and care homes, with numbers continuing to dwindle.
Now, medical professionals and carers are putting out appeals to ask for help from other local businesses who may have unused PPE provisions and some of the pleas are very close to home.
Tattoo artists, aesthetics clinics, hair & beauty salons, nail technicians and all similar business are now being asked for their donations to ensure all that vital care of the vulnerable in their community can be carried out as safely as possible.
As many of these types of businesses have been forced to temporarily close up shop during UK lockdown or due to strict social distancing measures, this is a new and needed way to put their glove and mask supplies to good use.
The pleas are not just being heard up and down the country, but across the world.
THIS!!! Please share and follow this example. Our doctors at our local hospital are preparing for the worst. So if you work in an industry that has masks and gloves? Drop em off! Tattoo artists, spas, nail salons, painters, contractors, drywall installers, etc. Please. pic.twitter.com/MVgmKfdujb— Hilarie Burton Morgan (@HilarieBurton) March 22, 2020
I'm passing this request on: Medical professionals are running out of masks and gloves (as we know). They are asking if tattoo professionals can donate theirs to hospitals. Please RT.— Blocka Khan (@Starr_Rocque) March 23, 2020
**Please RT and share widely**— Rosemarie Perry (@RosemarieEPerry) March 22, 2020
If you have or see ANY PPE (masks, gloves, eye protection) please DM me ASAP. NYC hospitals are facing critical shortages already. Please ask everyone you know (esp tattoo artists, estheticians, artists, ppl in construction, retail) #WhereInNYCisPPE
An NHS nurse at Salford Royal Hospital, Wendy Nissen, also made an appeal for unused PPE equipment donations and has seen tremendous results over the last 24 hours.
Her Facebook posts have received hundreds of shares.
The appeal doesn't end there though.
Whilst it is brilliant to see that there has been some positive results to local campaigns, Greater Manchester, your community still needs your help. If you are one of these businesses, please consider donating any PPE supplies that you no longer need to your local NHS Hospital, medical centre, hospice or care home.
You can drop them off at reception desks.
The shortage is likely to increase over the coming weeks and you could be saving lives through your donations.