So you’re ready to start using face masks. But what is the correct way to put a mask on and take it off? There are a few things you may not be aware of that you need to consider, so here’s our quick guide to using your mask safely and hygienically.
Face masks are face coverings that help prevent the spread of airborne infections. There are many different types of masks available including KN95, N95, FFP and 3 ply. Some masks offer one-way protection, while others provide two-way protection. Visit the product section of our website for more information that will help you choose the right mask for you.
When you talk, cough or sneeze, you release tiny droplets into the air that can infect others. Wearing a face mask limits the number of germs you release. If you wear a two-way mask, you can also reduce the risk of inhaling droplets released by others.
It is important to adopt a set routine to ensure that (a) the mask stays as contamination-free as possible, and (b) you protect yourself and others.
Follow these simple steps to make sure your routine is safe:
It’s equally important to follow a set routine when you take the mask off:
Disposable masks should only be used once then thrown away. You should also remove and replace masks when they become moist with breath, rain, or any kind of water. If you are using washable masks check if there are instructions. We recommend putting them in a washing machine after removal and washing at 60 degrees.