Where can I buy face masks?
At SANIQUE, we offer a range of disposable face masks and respirators to help people prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our face mask range includes Type I, Type II and Type II R surgical masks, as well as FFP2 respirator face masks. Our entire range is available to buy in bulk for huge discounts and is in stock for immediate purchase. So, if you’re looking to protect yourself, colleagues and customers during COVID-19, take a look at our face mask offering today. Alternatively, speak to one of our experts and we’ll let you know how we can help.
How to wear a face mask safely
Applying a face mask correctly sounds simple. But there are common mistakes people make. When applying your face mask, be sure to:
- Ensure the face mask doesn’t cause any difficulties with breathing
- Fit the covering as snug as possible, limiting gaps between the mask and face
- Make sure the mask can be secured to prevent slipping
- If not disposable, wash the face covering after use
- When removing the mask, do so from behind to avoid touching the front
Face mask frequently asked questions
With the rise of COVID-19, it’s to no surprise there are many questions being asked surrounding face masks. We’ve answered some commonly asked questions below.
1. Will a face mask stop me getting COVID-19?
Evidence suggests that face masks can help us protect each other and reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, the use of face masks will not guarantee protection against the virus. Face masks should be seen as a preventative measure alongside regular hand washing and social distancing.
2. Is it mandatory to wear face masks in shops and supermarkets?
As of 24th July, the use of face masks will be required by law when entering shops and supermarkets in England. Those who don't comply with the new rules will face a fine of up to £100. For those in Scotland, the use of masks in shops has been mandatory since 10th July.
3. Is it mandatory to wear face masks in a workplace?
Wearing face masks within a workplace is not required by law. Although, if you choose to wear one, it’s important to use them properly by washing your hands before putting them on and taking them off.
4. Is it mandatory to wear face masks on public transport?
As of June 15th, face masks are required by law to be worn on public transport in England and Scotland. This includes bus, coach, train, tram, ferry, and aircraft passengers. There are some exceptions though. Select groups of people are exempt from the new rules on face coverings including:
- Children under 11 years of age.
- People with breathing difficulties.
- Those travelling with someone who relies on lip reading.
- People unable to put on, wear or take off a mask due to a disability.
5. Is it mandatory to wear face masks in a hospital?
As well as public transport, it's now mandatory to wear a face mask when visiting a hospital or attending as an outpatient in England. This law doesn't stand for Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland as of 9th July 2020.
6. Should I wear a mask during the coronavirus pandemic?
When out in public, it’s recommended you wear a face mask to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 as much as possible.
The use of face masks is highly recommended during the COVID-19 pandemic. Especially if someone is likely to be near others for an extended amount of time.
The effectiveness of face masks varies depending on the type, and the type someone should wear depends on the situation at hand.
For assistance with face masks and any questions you may have on this topic, feel free to contact us at SANIQUE, we’d be more than happy to help.