Warning: your instrument is personal: to avoid all risk of contamination, do not use anyone else’s instrument and do not let anyone touch your mouthpiece, your ligature, your reeds, or even blow into your instrument.
At Vandoren there is no physical handling of the reeds during the production process. In addition to this we have reinforced sanitary procedures to protect our employees.
The only physical handling of reeds is for quality and musical control and these reeds are systematically destroyed immediately afterwards (they are put together with all other reed residues and used as fuel for our boiler).
Also, the individual packaging in flow-packs ensures maximum protection until the reed reaches you :so you have no risk of contracting the virus using a new Vandoren reed
Although the production of mouthpieces is now extremely automated, they are finished and controlled manually.
Besides protection measures, which are used extensively in our factory such as the mandatory wearing of masks, gloves and all other measures put into place since the start of the pandemic, scientists agree that the covid-19 viral load becomes too low and thus cannot contaminate after a period of 72 hours.
In our factory, once the mouthpieces are cleaned and conditioned, and packaged there is always a period of several weeks before you receive your mouthpiece : so you have no risk of contracting the virus when buying a new Vandoren mouthpiece