Winter is now upon us. Trees have lost their leaves, and the temperature has plummeted throughout the UK. But this winter is unlike any other; the spectre of covid continues to haunt the nation. Since the pandemic first kicked off, face masks have become a standard fashion accessory for all of us. Another piece of anti-covid clothing worth considering are antiviral gloves.
What are antiviral gloves?
Antiviral gloves are exactly what they sound like; gloves with antiviral qualities. Thanks to the use of a special disinfectant coating, antiviral gloves can kill any viruses they come into contact with. This means that if you touch a surface contaminated with coronavirus or any other virus, such as winter flu, the coating will kill or deactivate the virus within a few hours.
These anti coronavirus gloves prevent the wearer from inadvertently spreading the virus and make it much less likely they will contaminate their homes and workplaces. The gloves also provide a barrier between the wearers’ hands and contaminated surfaces, making it less likely they will accidentally expose themselves to coronavirus.
They kill covid-19
Obviously, the primary benefit of antiviral gloves is that they can kill covid-19. Covid-killing gloves sound like a great thing to have in the midst of the pandemic, plenty of us would have killed for something like this at the beginning of the year when the virus started to spread rapidly.
Gloves that kills covid-19 are not a magic bullet; they won’t make the wearer immune. However, wearing a coronavirus killing glove makes it less likely that a commuter using public transport will bring coronavirus back into their homes. Most of us touch a wide variety of surfaces over the course of the average day, any of which could be contaminated with coronavirus. Coronavirus gloves mean that by the time you get home, at least some of the virus will have been destroyed.
They’ll keep your hands warm
One of the most basic functions of a glove is keeping your hands warm. Applying the antibacterial coating to antiviral gloves doesn’t reduce the quality of the insulation they provide. These gloves won’t just destroy any viruses they come into contact with; they also work perfectly well as a regular pair of gloves.
They are touchscreen compatible
The coating doesn’t impact the ability of antiviral gloves to work as touchscreen gloves. When smartphones first made the switch to capacitive touchscreens, many people simply abandoned wearing gloves altogether because of the inconvenience of having to remove them to use their phones constantly. Fortunately, touchscreen gloves hit the market pretty quickly.
Antiviral covid-killing gloves can still be touchscreen compatible. If you regularly share touchscreen devices with other people during your workday, an antibacterial touchscreen glove minimises the chances of any viruses spreading from your colleagues to you via the devices that you share.
They are suitable for workwear
For many people who do manual labour or other outdoor jobs, a sturdy pair of gloves are invaluable. Anyone who has ever been in this position themselves will know that the difference in quality between workwear and regular wear can be enormous. Fortunately, touch screen work gloves can have antiviral coatings applied to them without compromising their resilience or quality.
Even with multiple vaccines now gearing up for a full rollout, the fight against covid-19 isn’t over. Antiviral gloves aren’t just a powerful weapon against this virus; they also offer numerous other benefits to wearers.