ReBOOT offers free PPE to members of the community

Computer rescuers and repairers ReBOOT is offering free PPE to members of the community who need protective equipment to do their job.

ReBOOT, based on the Greshop Industrial Estate, closed during lockdown, but got involved with the T-Exchange and the Moray Makerspace to print thousands of face shields for the care sector, schools and shops.

Manager Lee McGrath said: “We had to close all operations in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This was a difficult and worrying time with staff furloughed and trainees and volunteers asked to stay at home.

“Reboot are here to support the community and it was apparent we were not able to do that in the short term, so we looked at what we could do.

“We hooked up with the T-Exchange to offer much-need PPE to care homes, the NHS and other charities.

“We have provided hundreds of items of PPE over lockdown, adding to the thousands of items printed by hardworking and dedicated members of the 3D printing community in Moray, all managed and administered by the T-Exchange.

“As restrictions relax, we’ve managed to work with the T-Exchange to offer the PPE to the wider community including members of the public and businesses.

“The T-Exchange have a combined number of more than 19 3D printers supporting this cause around Moray and have produced thousands of PPE free of charge. Reboot have received no funding for this, and the T-Exchange have supplied the 3D printing filament to enable us to print.”

Items available include face shields, mask clips and door dongles.

If you are in need of any of the items, you can visit the depot at the Greshop Industrial Estate, making sure you follow the new guidelines for members of the public entering the shop.

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