Shopping In Putney - You'll Need Your Mask

Forgotten it? Then choose one from a Maskey vending machine in the Exchange

image: Putney Exchange


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As of Friday (24 July) the wearing of masks when shopping is compulsory and a London based company Maskey is installing vending machines across the capital, from where you can quickly buy one- the latest arrival in Putney Exchange Shopping Centre.

The masks are manufactured in London and are of the highest standard, Maskey advised this website that they use factories that were making clothes for Victoria Beckham.

Adam Freeman with one of the vending machines

Founder Adam Freeman set up the company in May 202 and told this website: "We donate 10% of the profits to my charity I started 8 years ago called Lenderhand and that is currently providing equipment and meals to the NHS, you can follow the journey here; and we have also have created 20 jobs in just 6 weeks.

"This ITV News footage shows one of our factory owners saying how they have brought people back to work off the back of Maskey."

Adam continued: "We have stayed away from PPE as the evidence we have seen shows no difference to consumers wearing our fashionable face cloth coverings or PPE masks, it is a much more friendlier product for the consumer (especially kids, we sell kids Maskeys), less messy (ie. people do not throw them in the street or shopping centres) and this also allows PPE to be readily available to the NHS, by us not selling it to the public."

Anne Partridge General Manager at Putney Exchange Shopping Centre told PutneySw15: "Ahead of the mandatory wearing of face coverings when entering shops or supermarkets that comes into force from midnight tonight we have teamed up with Maskey UK to provide the opportunity to purchase high quality re-usable face coverings as inevitable - we will all forget on occasion to pack a face covering.

" We want our visitors to feel safe when shopping so have taken the step of providing the vending machine and additional sanitising stations for their use when they visit as this new way of operating is going to be with us for some time to come. These masks are fun and cheery and suitable for children and with 10% going to the NHS each purchase helps give something back"

Updated Guidelines: Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, covered shopping centres, banks, post office and when purchasing take away food.
Putney Exchange will therefore be ensuring that the staff and customers comply where they are able to when entering the premises. This include the car park at upper mall covered level only.

Anne confirmed that this guidance may change but for now that is the position - the malls are not heavily packed (max numbers prevent that currently) and people are free flowing in the main and not dwelling near each other. Once they enter a shop this is not the case so the risk is greater

July 25, 2020

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