Do you need to wear a mask throughout the Covid 19 pandemic?

Are you confused about what you can do to protect yourself from Covid 19. Have you seen the mass media coverage of individuals wearing medical face masks? Are you wearing one right now? Or worried that because you aren’t you are in danger? 

By
Jordy Cook
on
March 22, 2020
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Are you hoarding medical masks? Are you wearing one every day? Do you know if you need to wear one? We have the answer below.

Are you confused about what you can do to protect yourself from Covid 19. Have you seen the mass media coverage of individuals wearing medical face masks? Are you wearing one right now? Or worried that because you aren’t you are in danger? 

There is no need to stress because we are bringing you the correct information from the World Health Organisation. 

According to WHO, you only need to wear a mask if:

  1. If you are healthy, you only need to wear a mask if you are taking care of a person with a suspected 2019-nCoV infection.
  2. Wear a mask if you are coughing or sneezing.
  3. Masks are effective only when used in combination with frequent hand-cleaning with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
  4. If you wear a mask, then you must know how to use it and dispose of it properly.

How to put on, use, take off and dispose of a mask:

  1. Before putting on a mask, clean hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
  2. Cover mouth and nose with mask and make sure there are no gaps between your face and the mask.
  3. Avoid touching the mask while using it; if you do, clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
  4. Replace the mask with a new one as soon as it is damp and do not re-use single-use masks.
  5. To remove the mask: remove it from behind (do not touch the front of the mask); discard immediately in a closed bin; clean hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.



Jordy Cook

Hey guys! I’m Jordy and I love all things food, fun and outdoors. Thank you for sharing my passion for Perth and all the amazing opportunities that come along with this city.