The supplier we've purchased gloves from for several years have a new policy due to the Covid-19 situation. They only sell and ship to hospitals and similar facilities (elderly homes etc). I totally understand this.
In the beginning of the pandemic, disinfectants and face masks quickly became hard to get by. And although it's easier now, the prices have more than doubled! (glad someone is making money )
We're not running out of gloves yet and we have another supplier that will probably help us out this time.
But what we've now started to think of is, what if we come to a point where we can't get hold of proper PPE (gloves, face masks, sanitizing/cleaning agents)? After all, no one knows how long we will be in this situation.
Even before the pandemic (depending on where in the world you are) there's different regulations to follow both from governments and also manufacturers own rules (as my case above) and different levels of access to PPE.
How much should we and are you willing to search and pay for proper equipment? For example, what if we can only get hold of gloves that aren't suitable for food industry? Or gloves that are, but costs 2, 3 or 4 times as much.
(I smell a risk analysis coming my way.... )
What are your thoughts on this?