Staying cool and comfortable at work: the challenges of PPE

How design input from nursing staff is making the combination of uniforms and COVID-19 care requirements a bit more bearable

  • Nursing Standard hears from nurses about their experience of wearing personal protective equipment over workwear
  • Nurses explain the practical and cultural issues they face – and how they’re dealing with them
  • Advice on how to stay cool under layers of uniform and PPE

Alexandra recently took part in a feature in the Nursing Standard on how design input from nursing staff is making the combination of uniforms and COVID-19 PPE requirements a bit more bearable. Since March 2020, over 90 per cent of our manufacturing capacity in our UK and international factories has been switched to support the NHS through the pandemic.

Read the full article on the Nursing Standard website here: https://rcni.com/nursing-standard/newsroom/analysis/staying-cool-and-comfortable-work-challenges-of-ppe-173686

Find out how Alexandra is manufacturing ethical clothing for work here.

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