How to use a face mask properly

One of the key elements of First Aid is infection control, you can achieve this by doing simple things such as washing your hands or covering your mouth if you have a cough or a cold.

With the current coronavirus outbreak, it’s key to protect yourself and others from spreading viruses through breathing and direct or indirect contact with body fluids. You can do this by washing your hands, covering your mouth and sneezing or coughing onto your elbow instead of your hand.

Although we consider using a mask an easy task, it is very important to use it correctly in order to prevent spreading the virus. Please follow the WHO (World Health Organisation) guidelines outlined below.

How to use a mask

Make sure the type of hand sanitiser and masks you use are the correct ones. Hand sanitisers should be alcohol based and only FFP-3 class masks effectively protect the wearer from droplet aerosols, protein molecules, viruses, bacteria, fungi and spores, and even from highly dangerous dusts such as asbestos fibers.