Face mask vending machines are being installed across the UK in retailers and public spaces as measures forcing people to wear them on public transport come into effect.
Maskey has begun installing its “Vendamask” machines across the country, with 10 vending machines already trading including four in Greater London.
Another 20 machines are set to be rolled out over the next week by the startup, which launched online in May
Each machine can hold 180 ‘Vendamask Mini’ masks, or 250 ‘Vendamask Max’ masks, which cost either £6 or £8 made and can be purchased via contactless payment.
Real time reporting technology will inform the company when stock is low so a representative can refill them before they run out.
Maskey says all the masks available in its vending machines are made by “a machinist wearing a facemask and gloves” adding that within seconds of the mask being completed it is “steamed at over 90 degrees” before being placed in a sealed plastic wallet.
Each mask is machine washable and the company also offers personalised face coverings for an extra charge.