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Coronavirus face masks: How to choose the best mask for you.

There’s no doubt that this has been a difficult time for everybody, with many people worried about the safety of themselves and for those close to them. In order to stay safe, we must ensure we are taking as many precautions as possible.

Wearing a protective, branded facemask is a fantastic way to protect yourself and those around you.

But, with so many options available, which one is right for you and your business?

To make things simple and straightforward for you, we’ve put together a detailed guide showcasing the different types and explaining their differences.

Please note that these masks are for personal use only and are not to be used as medical devices or as PPE.

Microfibre Face Masks

Microfibre masks are a popular choice of material and with good reason.

They provide one of the most economical options available, without compromising on quality. Microfibre is easy to source and produce, making these masks readily available.

Customisable microfibre masks are also OEKP-TEX certified, meaning they’re suitable for prolonged contact with the skin. Ensuring they are perfect for use within your office or on lengthy public outings.

Basic Face Masks

Basic polyester face masks are perfect for staying safe in public spaces, whilst shopping or commuting to work.

They are one of the cheapest forms of reusable mask, whilst still protecting from Coronavirus and other diseases.

Polyester face masks are hand-stitched, made from a single layer of fabric and are machine washable at higher temperatures. Ensure you wash your basic polyester mask after every use to ensure adequate protection.

Intermediate Face Masks

Intermediate polyester face masks are made from a single-layer of 240gsm fabric for an agreeable fit.

The intermediate masks provide slightly better protection than the basic range, as it sits wider on the face and neck. These masks are secured through 4 fabric strips ensuring a snug fit.

These face coverings are non-medical and are perfect for supplying to your employees to ensure they’re protected whilst at work.

Professional Face Masks

Professional face masks are arguably the best choice for everyday wear. Made from a double layer of 240gsm fabric, with an integrated pocket to insert a filter (filter not supplied). These masks provide optimum protection.

Professional face coverings come with elasticated fastenings, and contoured shape, to ensure the best possible fit.

Each mask is reusable and washable at high temperatures to ensure they can keep you safe in public day in and day out.

Filtered Face Masks

Branded filtered face masks are renowned for providing the best protection and consequently are the most in-demand.

Due to their effectiveness, these filtered face masks come at a higher cost than their polyester counterparts. For this reason, they also have a higher minimum order quantity.

They are designed with double-layer cotton and polyester fabric, two elastic strips and include a KN95 filter.

These masks are reusable and the cloth can be machine washed at 60o, after every use, to ensure optimum protection.

How to wear your mask safely

Although there are many benefits of wearing a branded face mask, it is vital that they are used whilst following other safety procedures.

Preventative measures such as social distancing, good hand hygiene, and avoiding touching your face, eyes, nose and mouth should continue to be followed, whilst you are wearing your cloth mask.

When wearing your mask, it is important to carry out the following, to ensure its effectiveness:

· Clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitiser, or soap and water, before putting your mask on.

· Cover your nose and mouth with the mask, ensuring that there are no gaps between the mask and your face.

· Avoid touching the mask whilst you are using it, and if you do, thoroughly wash your hands afterwards.

· Always remove your mask from behind.

· Wash your mask after every use.

Want to know more?

Are you looking to keep yourself, your customers or your staff safe as we look to overcome the virus? Click here to find out more about the branded face masks we offer.

Or, to place your order, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team by emailing or calling 0116 259 9955.

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