Protective Face Masks
The difference between medical and non-medical face masks
Medical Face Masks
Medical face masks are for one time use only and Surgical masks are made with a non woven melt blown polypropylene layer and available in various levels of protection. These are single use masks only so can’t be washed and used again.
These are not required but do offer better quality of protection.
Non-Medical Face Masks
Cloth masks are any nose and mouth covering made of washable fabric. The Department of Health recommend be a mask made of three layers. It does not need to be surgical quality to be effective.
For more details on what face masks to use or how to make your own visit the department of Health: Click Here
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What makes a good face mask?
Do your research before you buy, do they have stock, when is their next shipment, are they single layer, three ply, are they washable, do I need to replace filters, where do I buy filters?
These are the questions that you should ask before purchasing. To learn more, Click Here.
What are high particulate respirator (P2 or N95) masks?
P2 and N95 masks are designed to help reduce respiratory exposure to airborne contaminants. They are used when there is a high probability of transmission from particles or droplets in the air. P2 and N95 masks must have a good facial fit to minimise contamination.
Workers must be trained in how to fit, use and dispose of P2 and N95 masks.
They should only be work in high contamination areas like hospitals and health care areas.