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Guidelines to be observed when using cloth Face masks

Guidelines to be observed when using cloth Face masks

  • Each person needs to have at least 2 face masks so that one face mask is available when the other is being washed.
  • The face mask must cover the nose and mouth completely.
  • Face masks should not be lowered when speaking, coughing or sneezing.
  • Face masks should never be touched – fiddling with the mask repeatedly is strongly discouraged as it is important to avoid touching the face with hands.
  • The inner side of the mask should not be touched by hands.
  • Wash hands before and after putting on or removing the face mask.
  • Wash cloth face masks with warm soapy water and iron when dry. Ironing assists with decontamination
  • Change your cloth face mask if it is wet or visibly soiled