Face coverings are now mandatory in a number of settings including retail, hospitality and when travelling on public transport, along with a growing number of indoor spaces too such as banks, museums and post offices, but according to a report by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), only 12% of us are washing reusable face coverings correctly, with 34% of us wearing them more than four times before they wash them. Additionally, more than 50% of us who wear disposable face masks are using them numerous times, instead of disposing of them after use.
To help you care for your face covering, leading uniform solutions provider, Dimensions, has put together a how-to-guide on how to clean your face masks, which should always be cleaned between uses.
It is recommended that you change your mask every 4 hours and take into consideration a daily commute so should have a wash, wear and a spare as a minimum. So, is it possible to keep your mask sanitised in between washes?
Yes it is! Dimensions has the latest in innovative nanotechnology that enables you to keep your masks sanitised and clean while not in use. An antibacterial and antimicrobial pouch that is made of Copper kills 99.9% of germs and viruses, including Coronavirus, with 30 minutes, which rises to 99.99% in 4 hours. It has unlimited usage and is compact in design so can be transported easily whenever you are out and about.
If you are using a disposable face mask, which isn’t made to be washed after use, it should be removed and disposed of carefully; the Government has published guidance on how to dispose of your face mask appropriately.