The coronavirus crisis-induced lockdown has revealed the distinct lack of public toilet facilities for women. Could urinals be a solution?

There are many pointed reminders of the UK’s austerity period of the 2010s, but the nations’ public toilets are perhaps one of the lesser known victims.

Since 2010, shrinking council funding has seen the closure of almost a thousand public facilities across the country – a drop of more than a fifth. In the wake of the coronavirus crisis, the number has dropped once more, and the facilities of local businesses – cafés, shops and pubs – that would usually make up the difference are similarly behind locked doors.

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