Surgeons wear masks and glasses!

I’ve seen a lot of comments about wearing face masks and the problems with glasses steaming up.  So thanks to David Allen for sending this helpful advice from and NHS consultant surgeon.  Of course surgeons are very familiar with wearing both masks and glasses.  In fact, I don’t think I’d like to be under the knife with someone not wearing either of them!  So here are some helpful tips:

  1. take off your glasses
  2. place the mask as high up as possible on the nose
  3. pinch the metal insert tightly onto the nose
  4. replace glasses.

You will see the edge of the mask is within the lower edge of the glasses.  Masks without the nasal seal insert will of course be more susceptible to glasses steaming up.   Practice wearing a mask in the home then your breathing rate will settle down to normal.  Also, a useful hint from a motorcyclist is to use anti-fog spray on both sides of your glasses lenses.

 

I spoke to Specsavers today about fogging.  She said please DON’T use washing up liquid, this could strip the coating from your lenses.  The biker anti-fog spray is OK though.  She said to consider using contact lenses, or to put your glasses slightly further down your nose.  She said they are all wearing masks 12 hours a day now and still adjusting to them.

 

A brilliant tip that has come in from Graham Kent is to position the two central face vents down the centre of the car at head height – with a fairly fast fan flow setting – therefore acting like an air-curtain.  In a former life Graham worked in a freezer centre where they used very strong air curtains to keep the warm air entering.  Sounds like a good idea!

 

Have you submitted your questions for the next DVSA webinar?  Your chance to ask what you need to know.  Easy to do – just click here.  They should be in by midday on Friday please.

 

 

ADIs wanted in Peterborough, Norwich, Cambridge and Scotland areas for member group Young Driver.  If you are interested in some weekend working with full PPE and cars supplied please email Lisa Standbridge, lisa@youngdriver.com.  Young Driver.  Young Driver have also made their Covid 19 precautions available to view here.

 

Several people have written in to say that they have found the toolbox useful, so please do feel free to make use of it.  We are adding to it all the time and it’s been put together by Lin Western, Head of Training and it’s not just for members, it’s on the front page of the website.

 

Recent useful links:

Toolbox

Colin Edwards’ animated video explaing what we’re doing and why

Seat covers

Safe Surface Sanitiser Spray  Use the discount code DRIVE5 to get 5% discount at the checkout.  Many thanks to Sue White for this information and for arranging the discount.

And another sanitiser ​product with a 2.5% discount purchased via Dev@speednetuk.com.

 

Our Talk Line will finish this week.  However, If you need someone to talk to please ring on the numbers below and we can put you in touch with someone.

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The NJC continues to be dedicated to help you in these challenging times and we hope you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy.  Please feel free to contact us for help and support.

 

ADINJC’s helpline is 0800 8202 444

The Secretary’s number is 07855 453414

 

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