Masks for lip readers

With the Covid-19 virus now part of our every day lives people have been looking for better and easier ways of working / living through the pandemic.

We spotted this clever mask and liked it immediately.

lady in the mask

A lot of companies are purchasing acrylic screens to protect their staff but, what if the staff could wear them and, especially with customer contact the smile and facial expressions are paramount to good social interactions.

For further protection we would recommend safety or reading glasses, though this new design with chin rest allows air flow from below to prevent condensation and fogging.

At £1.66 per mask (Based on cartons of 40 and excludes VAT) these masks also represent excellent value.

Mouth Guards

£66.00 – £315.00 Excl.VAT

Pack Quantities:

  • 4 cartons x 10 masks each (Total 40)
  • 20 cartons x 10 masks each (Total 200)

Delivery 3-5 working days.

£66.00 Excl.VAT

SKU: rom_MS10-40Categories:


Mouth Guards

As face masks become the new normal within certain industries, it makes it harder for your facial expressions to be visual to customers making communication difficult.

With these new transparent mouth guards your customers will be able to see your entire face without the risk of spreading germs.

The mouth guard is suitable for restaurants, hotels, beauty, education, supermarkets and many more workplaces.

It sits comfortably on your chin with the adjustable straps fitting behind the ears. Suitable for people who wear glasses.

  • The shield is non-toxic and comfortable to wear.
  • Easy breathing without condensation.
  • Durable to use all year round.
  • The plastic protective layer has an anti-fog lens.
  • It’s reusable and easy to clean.

Note: These are not intended for use in medical surroundings.

Available quantities:

  • 4 boxes x 10 masks (40 mouth guards in total)
  • 20 boxes x 10 masks (200 mouth guards in total)


Length: 170mm
Width: 20mm
Height: 100mm
Strap Length: 145mm

Merlin Industrial Products update

The world epidemic that is Covid-19 continues to rage across the planet with now more than 500,000 deaths.

Some countries fare better than others as they juggle the importance of their economies with the safety of their citizens.

freestanding steel screens

New Steel partition system that can be easily cleaned.

Within the current age of technology we feel that the cure should already have been invented and, by now be available at every health centre so that we can move on and plan that holiday, wedding, birthday party.

Unfortunately the cure is still not in sight and many people tire of the differences in their workstyles, be they from home, at work but with distancing measures or worse of all out of work or furloghed.

The staff at Merlin Industrial were fortunate in that they had the technology in place to work from several locations, and all of their workforce are well and able to answer enquiries along with offering some small bit of normalcy during the epidemic.

echo barrier cutting station

Need to make a din? then this cutting station system is for you.

If you have a requirement for an industrial product or need social distancing equipment to get back to work, contact them on their free 0800 0418 650 UK telephone and they will be keen to help you.

Covid-19 to run and run

Beijing reinstated lockdown as US officials warn the same could happen here

The pandemic is still with us, experts warn, and we need to be ready for upticks.

Masked people line up to have swabs stuck in their faces.
Enlarge / BEIJING, CHINA – JUNE 15: A Chinese epidemic control worker performs a nucleic acid test for COVID-19 on a man who had contact with the the Xinfadi Wholesale Market. Authorities are trying to contain the outbreak linked to the Xinfadi wholesale food market, Beijing’s biggest supplier of produce and meat. Several neighborhoods have been locked down, and at least two other food markets were closed, as tens of thousands of people are being urged to get tested for COVID-19 at sites set up around the city.

Authorities in Beijing have locked down parts of the city, reinstated some restrictions, and are testing tens of thousands of residents amid a burst of new SARS-CoV-2 infections.

As of Monday, authorities have reported 79 cases in four days. Almost all of the cases link to the Xinfadi food market, the city’s largest wholesale meat and vegetable market. The market has a staggeringly large number of patrons, and experts fear that there are many more cases yet to be identified, each of which could spark additional outbreaks.

Before this, Beijing had gone more than 50 days without seeing any locally acquired cases of COVID-19.

In a press conference Monday, experts at the World Health Organization said the outbreak was significant.

“Certainly, in China, when you have spent over 50 days without having any significant local transmission, a cluster like this is a concern and it needs to be investigated and controlled,” said WHO Executive Director Michael Ryan. “And that is what the Chinese authorities are doing.”

Over the weekend as the outbreak in Beijing became clear, authorities there shut down and sealed off the market, locked down some nearby neighborhoods, began extensive testing, and banned large gatherings.

With the swift action, Zeng Guang, a senior epidemiologist with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, was quoted in the Beijing Daily as saying that “Beijing will not become a second Wuhan.” He urged residents to not be nervous and “follow the government’s command, trust the disease control personnel, and trust the doctors.”

WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus noted the outbreak in his opening remarks at today’s press conference, adding that “Even in countries that have demonstrated the ability to suppress transmission, countries must stay alert to the possibility of resurgence.”

Meanwhile, health experts in the United States are warning of the potential for a similar reinstatement of restrictions and lockdowns. Cases are increasing in 22 states, and many of the increases are not due to increased testing. Yet, many Americans appear to be shrugging social-distancing recommendations and precautions.

On Sunday, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo warned that the state could suspend reopening plans after receiving around 25,000 complaints of businesses violating social-distancing measures. Houston is also considering reimposing a lockdown after a resurgence in cases, according to CBS News.