The Do’s And Don’ts Of Cloth Face Masks

Now that people around the world are being reccomended to wear cloth face masks in public, it’s best to remember the basics of what to do and what not to do. Here is a quick guide:


  • Wear a face mask when you are in public if recommended by local health officials

  • Wash your hands before and after putting on your mask

  • Take the mask on and off using ear strings

  • Wash the mask after each use

  • Continue to keep at least 1.5 metres of distance between yourself and others


  • Use a medical grade mask if you are not a medical worker or showing symptoms

  • Touch the front of your mask

  • Keep the mask in your pocket and reuse it

  • Wear a damp mask

For the full list, along with some handy visual aids, check out the video above.


  • Please remember a mask can help prevent the infected wearer from spreading the virus but in no way can a mask prevent the wearer from contracting the virus on it’s own.

    Like all medical staff, eye shields or googles need to be worn to prevent the droplets entering your eyes.

    I expect most mask wearers are not wearing the mask to prevent spread, but rather they think the mask will keep them virus free. And that is fine, at least they are helping not to spread.

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