How to properly use a non-medical mask

If you are healthy, wearing a non-medical mask or face covering is a matter of personal choice and it might help you to protect others. However any mask, no matter how good it is at catching respiratory droplets or how well it seals, will have minimal effect if it is not used together with other preventive measures, such as frequent hand washing and physical distancing.

It is important that wearers of non-medical masks understand that:

  • It is not a substitute for other COVID-19 related health guidance, which must be followed at all times
  • The protection provided by such masks is limited
  • Incorrect use of them reduces their already limited effectiveness

The below video demonstrates how to properly use a non-medical mask.

More information about the use of non-medical masks can be found on the related section of the SRS website.–hGU70