Now that all over the UK, people are expected to wear face coverings when in public, we need to be mindful about how effective our face coverings are to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Hopefully by now, you’ve already got a face mask in your possession, but you might not know how to look after it to ensure that it is providing you with the best protection.
How many face masks should you own?
Whilst having a single mask is a good start, it’s often a good idea to have at least two. This is so if you have one in the wash or you have misplaced yours, you can leave the house and protect yourself and others.
Make sure you wear your face mask wherever you go out in public whilst at the same time, aiming to maintain physical distancing.
When is it safe to take your mask off?
It’s always best to keep your mask on until you have finished your errand and you can remove it safely away from others. Before you remove your mask, make sure you wash your hands or you use alcohol based hand sanitiser, then grasp the ear loops and remove the mask, finish by washing your hands thoroughly.
How often should you wash your face mask?
In an ideal world, you should wash your face mask after every wearing as this will reduce the risk of spreading germs. Bear in mind that certain masks, such as single use surgical masks cannot be washed and reused and will need to be thrown away regularly.
Best practice is to always check the instructions that came with your mask in regards to cleaning to ensure it is protecting you efficiently.
How often should I change the filter in my mask?
As a general rule of thumb, the inner filter in your AirX Coffee Mask can be used for 30 days. Always follow the guidelines from your mask’s supplier, as requirements differ. Sticking to those rules will maximise your mask’s effectiveness. If you need any replacement filters you can buy them from the AirX store.
If you have any questions about caring for your AirX coffee mask, get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to help.