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About Us – ClearMask™ Supplier UK

By Craig Eddy | Oct 18, 2020
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For today’s blog we cover the impact of COVID-19 on the speech therapy industry and provide details on how the ClearMask™ can help support those who rely on facial expressions and lip reading to communicate. The latest restrictions in the UK means that wearing a face covering is now a part of daily life and […]

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

By Craig Eddy | Oct 3, 2020
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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 […]

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Face Coverings – what you need to know about face masks….

By Craig Eddy | Sep 26, 2020
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With so many companies and retail outlets now selling PPE, we explore what customers should look out for to get the right products. Fake certification, poor quality products and unethcial sourcing can all be at play when buying PPE. It is important to understand what PPE does and does not do for the wearer and […]

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Coronavirus: Frequently asked questions and useful organisations

By Craig Eddy | Sep 21, 2020
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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 […]

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How long does COVID 19 stay on surfaces?

By Craig Eddy | Sep 18, 2020
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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 […]

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What is dementia?

By Craig Eddy | Sep 17, 2020
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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 […]

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ClearMask

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

By Craig Eddy | Sep 6, 2020
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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 […]

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Check if you or your customers have coronavirus symptoms

By Craig Eddy | Sep 3, 2020
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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 […]

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Hand Sanitiser

Hand Sanitiser Know How

By Craig Eddy | Aug 20, 2020
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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 […]

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Planning for PPE

Planning for PPE

By Craig Eddy | Aug 18, 2020
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It was reported this week that Essex County Council (ECC) is setting up a dedicated team to purchase PPE and oversee the logistics required to provide PPE to services until March 2022.  ECC forecasts that the need for PPE will increase as services reopen and is one of many councils facing the challenge of getting services up […]

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