When around people who do not live in your household or in public settings it is highly recommended that you should wear a face mask. However, with face coverings becoming mandatory in most areas now, it may be hard to find one or you may just want one with a more personal touch… so why not make your own for free!
Most public places will require you to wear a face mask from 24th July 2020 and those who fail to wear a mask could be fined up to £100, or £50 if they pay within 14 days. These places include:
The rules right now are that a face mask is not required where it is impractical to do so:
You should be wearing a mask in all public settings unless you are any of the following:
You must wear a face covering at all times on public transport or when attending a hospital. You should, when possible, wear a face covering in all public spaces where social distancing isn’t possible and where you come into contact with people from outside of your household.
Face masks are an important part of infection control and help to limit an individual from contracting any infectious germs in the air. Face coverings act as a simple physical barrier to decrease the number of germs passed between you and others by reducing the depositing of droplets of a virus on surfaces and to people near you, which is currently a key factor in reducing the spread of Coronavirus.
To find out more about staying safe outside your home click here.
We have based this method on CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommendations. Please remember cloth face coverings are not surgical masks or N95 respirators, which are critical supplies for healthcare workers and other front-line workers.
What you will need:
Follow these 4 simple steps…
We hope you are all staying safe during this pandemic and make sure you are still carrying out social distancing measures put in place by the government, a face covering is not a replacement for these measures.