How to wear a mask
How should I properly wear a mask during COVID-19?
Here are the basics of how to wear a mask:
• Clean your hands before you put your mask on, as well as before and after you take it off, and after you touch it at any time. • Make sure it covers both your nose, mouth, and chin. • When you take off a mask, store it in a clean plastic bag, and every day either wash it if it’s a fabric mask or dispose of a medical mask in a trash bin. • Don’t use masks with valves.
Fabric masks are recommended to prevent onward transmission in the general population in public areas, particularly where distancing is not possible, and in areas of community transmission. This could include the school grounds in some situations. Medical masks may help to protect others, because wearers may be infected before symptoms of illness appear. The policy on wearing a mask or face covering should be in line with national or local guidelines. Where used, masks should be worn, cared for, and disposed of properly
People should NOT wear masks when exercising, as masks may reduce the ability to breathe comfortably. Sweat can make the mask become wet more quickly which makes it difficult to breathe and promotes the growth of microorganisms.