The difference between an Antibody and Antigen Test

Home Covid-19 test kit

With the different Covid-19 tests currently around there is often confusion about which test does what.  Terminology is often confusing for the non-medical person and understanding the difference between tests can sometimes get complicated.  This is a basic guide that will help to clarify a few of the more common questions.

Rapid Fire Supplies Celebrates Commitment to the Real Living Wage

Living Wage Employer

Rapid Fire Supplies has today been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Our commitment will see everyone working at Rapid Fire Supplies receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.30 in the UK or £10.75 in London. Both rates are significantly higher than the government minimum for over 25s, which currently stands at £8.72 per hour. […]

Alzheimer’s Society report – Worst hit: dementia during coronavirus


We explore the key points from the lastest report ”Worst hit: dementia during coronavirus” from the Alzheimer’s Society, published in September 2020. The full report is available below, along with some useful information about support provided by the Alzheimer’s Society. Summary Above all, The Alzheimer’s Society report covers the harrowing impact that dementia suffers are […]

Coronavirus: Frequently asked questions and useful organisations

Alzheimer’s Society advice and guidence original source here Here are answers to some commonly-asked questions (FAQs) from people affected by dementia, as well as a list of organisations that can provide information and advice during the coronavirus pandemic. Alzheimer’s Society is supporting people affected by dementia through the coronavirus pandemic, and Rapid Fire Supplies has […]

How long does COVID 19 stay on surfaces?

Hygiene Products

According to PHE, under most circumstances, the amount of infectious virus on any contaminated surfaces is likely to have decreased significantly by 24 hours, and even more so by 48 hours. There is no official confirmation on exactly how long COVID 19 stays on surfaces. The current guidance is an estimate and can vary depending […]

What is dementia?


The word ‘dementia’ describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. These changes are often small to start with, but for someone with dementia they have become severe enough to affect daily life. A person with dementia may also experience changes in their mood or behaviour. Dementia is […]

Government delivers 250,000 clear face masks to support people with hearing loss


Rapid Fire Supplies have been importing the ClearMask for customers in the UK since COVID-19. We are delighted that they are now approved for NHS and social care settings. There has certainly been a gap in suitable mask solutions for the hearing loss communities. The announcement from the UK Government on the 5th September will […]

Check if you or your customers have coronavirus symptoms

Covid 19 work

It’s vital for businesses and services to prepare for visitors or employees who show symptoms of COVID-19. How do you protect them? what do you need? According to the latest government information, if you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), get a test as soon as possible. Stay at home until you […]

Hand Sanitiser Know How

Hand Sanitiser

Hand sanitiser use has become part of the everyday normal due to the coronavirus, now used regularly in the home and workplace. But when is it ok and not ok to use? As hand cleanliness is one of the most important hygiene practices and preventative measures for containing coronavirus, it’s important to know.     In the simplest terms sanitising your hands can be successfully achieved […]

The Nitrile Glove Maze

Nitrile Glove Factory

How can you possibly work out the real differences between nitrile examination gloves, furthermore, with so many websites selling products offering vastly different prices and using various confusing terminology?  It’s a minefield out there, how do you know what to look for when all you’re after is good quality examination gloves? We’re here to help clarify these points:  When looking for gloves there should be an AQL rating. This stands for “Acceptable Quality Level” and […]