JAGUAR LAND ROVER HELPS SCHOOLS AS STUDENTS RETURN TO THE CLASSROOM

2 September 2020

  • Jaguar Land Rover to donate coronavirus protective equipment to schools across the UK
  • Reusable face visors will help protect school staff as pupils return to the classroom
  • Jaguar Land Rover produced the face visors during the pandemic to support frontline NHS staff

Wednesday 2 September 2020, Whitley, UK Jaguar Land Rover is donating reusable protective face visors to primary and secondary schools across the UK to support the return to the classroom following the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.  

Schools in Halewood, Warwickshire and the West Midlands, will receive 1000 reusable face visors to provide staff with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as pupils return to classrooms for the start of a new term.

The reusable protective face visors were designed and produced by Jaguar Land Rover at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in response to the growing need for PPE for frontline NHS staff.  Since April 2020, Jaguar Land Rover has produced and distributed more than 160,000 visors.

Each face visor has been designed to be reusable and can be easily dismantled and cleaned before being used again, making it ideal for school staff who may be interacting with different groups of students every day.

Visors for schools
Visors for Schools
Visors for schools

It’s fantastic to be able to support our communities by sharing our resources and to help protect school staff who have been working tirelessly throughout the coronavirus crisis. As pupils return to school, providing these visors will be a step towards ensuring education resumes safely for staff and pupils.

Holly Jago
Global Corporate Responsibility Manager at Jaguar Land Rover

Teachers have had to adapt very quickly to new ways of working during the pandemic. The face visors donated by Jaguar Land Rover will help ensure a smooth transition to more classroom-based learning, in a safe environment for teachers, support staff and students.

Sally-Anne Bloom
Acting Principal at Whitley Academy

Jaguar Land Rover has worked with partners to provide support globally to approximately 660,000 people during the coronavirus outbreak, with 182,000 packages delivered and 360 vehicles deployed globally.

Further information

For more information about Jaguar Land Rover’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, please visit https://media.jaguarlandrover.com.

 

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- Twitter: @JLR_News

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For more information visit www.media.jaguarlandrover.com or contact:

 

Linda Luong

Corporate Affairs Officer – Global External Communications

lluong@jaguarlandrover.com

+44 7384 232691

Notes to Editors

About Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer, built around two iconic British car brands. Land Rover is the world’s leading manufacturer of premium all-wheel-drive vehicles. Jaguar is one of the world’s premier luxury marques, as well as being the first ever brand to offer a premium all-electric performance SUV, the Jaguar I-PACE.

At Jaguar Land Rover we are driven by a desire to deliver class-leading vehicles, providing experiences people love, for life. Our products are in demand around the globe and in 2019 we sold 557,706 vehicles in 127 countries.

At heart we are a British company, with two major design and engineering sites, three vehicle manufacturing facilities, an Engine Manufacturing Centre and soon to be opened Battery Assembly Centre. We also have vehicle plants in China, Brazil, India, Austria and Slovakia. Three of our seven technology hubs are in the UK – Manchester, Warwick (NAIC) and London – with additional sites in Shannon, Ireland, Portland, USA, Budapest, Hungary and Changshu, China.

We have a growing portfolio of electrified products across our model range, embracing fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild-hybrid vehicles, as well as continuing to offer the latest diesel and petrol engines, giving our customers even more choice.

We are confident that our comprehensive strategy, exciting pipeline of market-leading vehicles and innovative approach to technology and mobility will see us continue to progress towards Destination Zero, our mission to shape future mobility with zero emissions, zero accidents and zero congestion.