I have published on Amnesty’s concerns about police use of spit guards during the pandemic. The Police Federation is supportive of the measure and sees it as protective. Amnesty published evidence showing it was ineffective. Contributors to the article included Oliver Feeley-Sprague and the PSNI.
The Policing Board’s human rights adviser, the oversight authority for policing, has expressed concerns about the use of spit guards following Amnesty’s research and media coverage.