It is now compulsory across the whole of the UK to wear either a face mask or a face covering when on public transport or in shops unless you are exempt to this rule. It is also recommended you wear a face mask in any other situation where you are in an enclosed space and social distancing is not possible.
Our range of single use disposable face masks offer a minimum of 95% Bacterial Filtration Efficiency making them suitable for travel and personal hygiene and helping to reduce the spread of germs and infections.
Wearing a face mask or surgical masks will not stop or prevent you from contracting viruses or from breathing in air pollutants, however they can help to prevent transmission by reducing the spread of air particles and water vapour which we release from talking, coughing and sneezing.
In order to get the most out of your face mask, it is recommended you wear these at all times when exposed to any foreign bodies outside of your normal home environment or when you are in close proximity to other people in enclosed spaces. It is also now compulsory across many places in the UK to wear disposable face masks or face coverings when travelling on public transport, as well as in shops.
To apply a face mask or covering, take the loops from your mask and hook these over the back of your ears, ensuring the fabric is covering both your nose and mouth. It is essential your face mask fits close to your face to reduce any chance of vapour or particles entering or escaping the enclosing to offer you the highest level of protection. For further information on how to wear your face mask, check your mask packaging.
All of our fabric face masks are made from three layers of skin-friendly fabric to cover the nose and mouth, featuring elasticated ear loops for optimal comfort. Our surgical masks also have a Bacterial Filtration Efficiency of 95%-98% with 3-ply filtration.
On top of wearing a face mask it is always important to ensure you maintain clean hands. For easy hand cleansing on the go, always carry hand gel and hand wipes.
If you’re wearing a facemask and keeping your hands clean, you’re doing all the right things, however prolonged use of facemasks can cause friction on your face resulting in 'Maskne' – as if 2020 had anything else up its sleeve! Find out more about Maskne and how you can prevent it.
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