Neckies & Covid-19 Statement
We're infinitely appreciative of all the frontline staff who are putting themselves at risk to save lives and keep countries operating. To ensure the health and safety of the VC team and our community of customers, we are following the recommended precautions, staying home and doing our best in order to reduce the demand on medical services.
We have received feedback from a few individuals in regards to our Neckies and whether we should be selling or marketing them at this time and want to ensure that we are clear in our messaging.
What is a Neckie?
We manufacture a product we call a Neckie; it's similar to a Buff. In fact, we were the first to use the term "Neckie" over four years ago when we saw the desire for ultimate players to wear them on the field.
A Neckie is a fabric tube that can be worn around the neck, over the mouth, or as a headband. It's important that whilst it could be worn over the nose and mouth, it's not an alternative to a clinical mask or face covering. They are not scientifically proven to protect you from contracting or spreading any virus or illness.
We debated whether we should draw anyone's attention to Neckies in the current climate - we're determined that we would not be using Covid-19 to promote our products.
This said, the government of Canada recommends wearing a homemade non-medical mask/face covering in the community for periods of time when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others.
Our strong recommendation is to read all issued guidelines very carefully, consistently and strictly adhere to good hygiene and public health measures, including frequent and proper hand washing and physical distancing.
We're looking forward to seeing you out on the field again soon!
Thanks for reading,
The VC Team