Rewearable Face Masks
UK Government Advice - 11 May 2020
Public advised to cover faces in enclosed spaces
The public is advised to consider wearing face coverings in enclosed public spaces such as shops, trains and buses to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.
The public is being strongly urged not to purchase surgical masks or respirators. These are prioritised for healthcare workers working in more high-risk environments where the risk is greatest.
Instead the public is encouraged to make face coverings at home, using scarves or other textile items that many will already own. Read the guidance
You should wear them to keep the tiny droplets expelled in breath or coughs from landing on surfaces that could be touched by others or as a reminder to not touch your face. This type of masks is useful when you go shopping for example, use only for shorter period of time, not all day. Wearing this type of masks for public is better than using precious medical masks that key workers need.
This is NOT a replacement for surgical or clinical masks! They are not clinically certified. They are for those wanting to do little extra to minimise the spread of sprays from their mouths and noses.
These masks help to create a barrier from water droplets and dust and are a visible but attractive sign that your are doing your bit in protecting others and reduce risk for yourself.