Very simple face shield using plastic sheet + tape

8 April, 2020

Coronavirus (371) Very simple face shield using plastic sheet + tape

Hello All,

I hope everyone and their loved ones are well and safe. Here's a very simple way to make a face shield. [*see note below]

1) Get a rectangular sheet of transparent plastic.

2) Attach tape to plastic to create a head band.

3) Tape a couple of rods on the sides for rigidity if needed.

This may not be practical for direct healthcare workers, but may work for support staff and people working with the public in general.

If the photo attachment doesn't come through, here's a link to a photo on twitter:

Regards & stay safe!


HIFA profile: Sanjay Jain is Educational programs & volunteer coordinator of The Cancer Project (program of PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine), USA. sjain AT

[*Note from HIFA moderator (Neil PW): WHO recently provided guidance on use of face masks

However, I could not find WHO guidance on the use of face shields in relation to coronavirus. A 2016 WHO Publication recommends use of face shields for prevention of transmission of a different virus (filovirus) with different patterns of transmission.