Starting Monday, the fight against that Coronavirus a mask requirement throughout the world. Protective masks must then be worn in shops and public transport, as it is particularly difficult to keep safety distances in these places.
The obligation to wear a mask is intended to curb the further spread of the coronavirus and, at the same time, to relax security measures.
What is to be considered?
Regardless of whether it is surgical or self-sewn mouth-nose protection: such masks are not suitable for self-protection. Rather, they are intended to protect the environment of their wearers.
Since you can also be infected and infectious without knowing it, a mask requirement makes sense for everyone. When wearing a protective mask, however, care should be taken to ensure correct handling. Otherwise, the mask will not protect properly and, in the worst case, will itself become a source of infection.
How to wear a protective mask properly
Before putting on a protective mask, you should take one Wash hands thoroughly with soap. When putting on the mask afterward Mouth, nose, and cheeks be covered by the mask and the edges of the mask fit snugly.
While wearing the mask, treat it as if it were contaminated with viruses. Because you never know whether there are viruses on the outside of the mask. So you should get the mask do not touch while wearing.
If the mask becomes damp due to the air you breathe, it is best to change it quickly. Because the dampened fabric has a lower barrier function.
What should you watch out for after wearing a protective mask?
Disposable masks should be disposed of immediately after use. Washable masks should be kept in an airtight bag until cleaning. Very important: Wash your hands thoroughly after removing the mask!
Washable masks should be used after at least one use of 60 ° C getting washed. After washing, the mask should dry completely before wearing it again.
If the material can take it, washable protective masks can also be used instead of ironed hot or in the oven at 70 ° C to be heated.