Trusted UK Pharmacy
Hive is a UK regulated pharmacy you can trust to supply you with a range of medical grade and civilian face masks. FFP2, N95, FFP3, Surgical and reusable masks available. Meeting the World Health Organisation, (WHO) guidance.
These items are sent by Tracked 24 post so you can expect your package usually within 1-2 days.
Providing NHS services
All products may be purchased by the general public, healthcare staff and businesses. If placing large orders, get in touch with us > B2B
(HY) Manufacturers of PPE for over 30years.
All FFP3 and FFP2 are bsi.certified
Face Masks Facts
What is a Surgical Mask?
Surgical mask (blue)
Type IIR Surgical Masks - Medical grade, its what we wear in the pharmacy.
What Are the Official Face Mask Standards?
FFP1 refers to the least filtering of the three masks with an aerosol filtration of at least 80% and leakage to the inside of maximum 22%. This mask is mainly used as a dust mask (home renovations and various types of work).
FFP2 masks have filtration percentage 94%-98% and maximum 8% leakage to the inside. They are mainly used in construction, agriculture, and by healthcare professionals against viruses. They are currently used for protection against the coronavirus. These are N95 equivalent.
FFP3 masks are the most filtering mask of the FFPs. With a minimum filtration percentage of 99% and maximum 2% leakage to the inside, they protect against very fine particles such as asbestos. These are N99 equivalent.
N99 masks offer a minimum filtration percentage of 99% and maximum 2% leakage to the inside, they protect against very fine particles. Equivalent to FFP3.
N95 masks minimum filtration percentage of 95%. Regarded as equivalent to FFP2.
KN95 masks minimum filtration percentage of 95%. The Health Safety Executive, HSE in the UK advise to avoid KN95 due to the volume of fakes worldwide. Wearing a fake mask will be very dangerous.
Which face mask should I wear?
Infections are spread by droplets which become aerosolised as they travel through the air. A medical mask has a very fine weave as its job is to protect the wearer from these tiny aerosolised particles. Examples of this mask are
FFP3 - the best protection
FFP2 - very good protection
Type IIR Surgical - moderate protection
What is a medical grade face mask?
Medical Grade Face Masks UK
Why Choose Hive Pharmacy?
With over 2 million masks supplied during the COVID pandemic, Hive is a one of the UKs largest PPE suppliers.
Addenbrookes Hospital cut COVID cases 100% with FFP3 masks
Wearing an FFP3 (not SSP3 !) facemask from the standard "surgical" design reduced hospital Covid infections by 100 per cent.