Face mask with hand sanitizer

Correct use of protective masks

Masks are an additional measure to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in public settings when combined with frequent protective measures and social distancing. In the time before the coronavirus, many physicians and dentists were using mouth and nose protection. While speaking, the mask protects patients and other people in the proximity from droplets that the mask wearer releases from the nose and mouth. It also stops the wearer from rubbing his mouth or nose with dirty hands accidentally. The surgical masks should be discarded after use.


There is a far-reaching effect of respiratory masks, which are often called particle-filtering half-masks or fine dust masks. Wearers are shielded from tiny droplets, so-called aerosols, smoke, and fine particles in the air that we breathe.

The consistency of these masks is governed by a European standard (EN 149). FFP masks have a filter that is integrated. Three groups of security exist FFP1, FFP2, and FFP3. FFP stands for “Filtering Face Piece.” At least masks of class FFP2 are needed to protect against the coronavirus; masks of class FFP3 are better.

Wear a Mask to Protect Others:

If you are infected with COVID-19 but do not have symptoms, wear a mask covering your nose and mouth to help protect others.

When people from outside come to visit you and it is difficult to maintain the six feet distance then it is better to wear a mask for your safety.

For maximum protection, wear a mask properly.

Do not put a mask on your head or around your neck.

Do not touch the mask and, if you do, wash your hands or clean them with a hand sanitizer.

Cloth Masks:

Depending on the type, necessary fabric masks used under circumstances such as daily masks, culture, DIY, or improvised masks provide little protection. According to the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices, wearers of such masks cannot rely on “protecting them or others from the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, because no corresponding protective effect on these masks has been demonstrated.”

Wear your Mask Correctly:

Prior to putting on your mask, wash your hands.

Place it over your mouth and nose and cover it till your chin.

Try fitting it tightly against your face’s sides.

But make sure that you are comfortable and you can breathe properly.

If they have an exhalation valve or vent, masks or fabric masks for source control are not recommended for use.

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