All the face mask resources you need in one place
As the lockdown across the country gently starts to ease, face masks will become a fixture of everyday life.
The Government’s new guidance for wearing face coverings in enclosed spaces where social distancing may not be possible is changing in England from 24th July and in addition to it being mandatory when travelling on public transport and when visiting hospital outpatients and for visitors, wearing a face covering will be mandatory in shops. This is already the case in Scotland.
Here’s a round up of useful resources to help you understand what there is to know about face masks, wearing them, and selecting the one that’s best for you.
Face Masks – a simple guide
This simple guide to face masks gives a brief introduction to face masks, including the differences between common styles.
How to use a face mask safely
Find simple tips on how to use a face mask safely and sensibly with this useful guide.
Why you should consider wearing a face mask
This article has helpful information about why you should consider using a face mask during a global pandemic.
What’s the difference between face masks
This guide takes a more in-depth look at the difference between different styles of face masks and how they should be used.
How to make your own face mask
Learn how to make your own face mask with these simple tutorials – with or without a sewing machine!
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