PopOn Facemasks is rolling out a line of touch screen card payment vending machines for the masks. The company aims to populate locations around the UK with the machines working with partners such as airports, railway and underground stations, universities, shopping centres, commercial offices, and care homes, among others.
Each machine can hold ninety-three packs containing three or five masks each. A touch screen limits contact and transactions can only be done via card, limiting possible bacteria and virus transmissions.
"Facemask vending machines are not unique but very few offer medical grade disposable face masks, especially facemasks manufactured in Great Britain. We responded at the start of the pandemic to the government call for British made medical grade facemasks, and now we want to respond again when the country comes out of lockdown to make the safest masks available to purchase in the safest way possible." said Jamie Majid, PopOn Facemasks MD.
"We want to speak with companies and organisations who would like one of our vending machines in their establishments, so we can keep offering protection while the rest of the UK awaits vaccination to younger age groups and life returns to some form of normality and society reopens," he said.