Who should wear face masks during the pandemic?
In this pandemic, the World Health Organisation has recommended that every individual wears a mask while in public, as the disease is known to be airborne.
The coronavirus can travel a distance of at least two metres through the air. Even if you’re not feeling ill, you could be carrying this virus and spreading it without knowing. Anyone you infect may become severely ill.
If face masks are used properly and regularly by each individual, they can help stop the spread of coronavirus, because the transfer of fluids through coughs and sneezes is largely prevented when mouths are covered.
Masks are recommended for normal citizens in day-to-day activities and offer effectively correct level of protection. Before buying any mask, check the certification first.
Most masks are restricted to normal environments - they do not work underwater and do not protect you from hazardous gases and steam.
Where can I buy face masks to protect against coronavirus?
Rosslyn North Supplies has a UK based stock of Certified masks and other PPE (personal protective equipment) to keep you safe. Browse our range, here.
Wearing a mask in public is rapidly becoming a normal part of everyday life outside your home. Unless and until a new vaccine against the virus is developed and available, wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing, and personal hygiene will be more important than ever before.
For the foreseeable future, wearing masks, proper washing of hands, and keeping a good physical distance from others will become the norm.