The wearing of face masks has fast become our ‘new norm’ when venturing out of our homes.
This is because we have been taking the advice of experts, who say that the Coronavirus virus is primarily spread from person to person via droplets from an infected person through coughing, sneezing and even talking.
Face coverings help to stop the disease from spreading by acting as a barrier and blocking the droplets from transferring from someone who is infected to someone who isn’t.
In Spain, the wearing of masks is currently mandatory in all public places, as well as in confined areas where a two-meter distance cannot be applied.
There are typically three types of barrier masks that should be worn and they are disposable, single-use and reusable.
The reusable masks are made from a fabric that has been authorised by the Spanish Ministry of Health and must be cleaned to allow them to have full effectiveness when wearing them.
So how should we be cleaning our reusable face coverings?
The Ministry of Health has given two recommended ways we should clean and disinfect all reusable masks. They are:-
WHO (The World Health Organisation) has also issued their own recommendations when it comes to the handling of our reusable masks, they suggest that we should:-
Follow these guidelines and your mask will be as good as new, and will help protect you from this dreaded disease!