To Wear A Mask Or Not To Wear A Mask?

While a few months ago anyone wearing a mask in public would have drawn stares in many countries, they are now a reminder of the strange times we live in.  As governments around the world start to ease their lockdowns to allow their citizens out to mingle in the wider world again, growing numbers of people are opting to wear face masks in public.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

The virus can spread via respiratory droplets between people interacting in close proximity, such as coughing, sneezing or talking. Wearing a face covering in public can help protect others if you are infected with the virus and don’t know it, since you can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms. 

Experts emphasise that medical-grade masks (N95 respirators or surgical masks), which are in short supply, be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical responders who are exposed to the virus on a daily basis.  Although cloth masks don’t provide the same level of protection as medical-grade masks, they still act as physical barriers against viral droplets.

While face masks might bring a little discomfort, and make it harder to spot the facial expressions of those we are talking to, those things are a small price to pay for keeping the people around us safe and well.

If you haven't got a face mask yet at Printed Masks these are manufactured in the UK using polyester from G&O Germany (the fabric is tested and meets the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX product class 2 - skin contact) and are designed to act purely as additional barriers, preventing some airborne particles whilst also reducing the chance of hand to face contact. They are available for Men, Women and Children.

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