NOW IS THE TIME TO WEAR FACE MASKS.
BRITS have been told to wear face masks on public transport and in shops to stop coronavirus from spreading.
The government issued the Updated guidance 31 July 2020.
Many of the public are looking to buy FFP2, FFP3, N95 surgical face masks, but where can I get them?
HIVE is offering FFP3 and FFP2 (N95-equivalent) face masks cheaper than most other retailers. Currently around £3.50 for a CE certified FFP2 face mask respirator. Certified by BSI and household name in quality control.
Whats the difference between the face masks you can buy?
Cloth masks vs Medical masks.
Face masks are either medical grade or simple cloth face coverings. Only masks with FFP grading such as FFP3, FFP2 are proven and certified to protect you from airborne particles and viruses. Other masks such as cloth masks are not standardised or tested and are not certified to any international standards.
Protects against materials and substances of a low concentration.
Provide more protection than FFP1 and protect against higher concentrations. These respirators are being widely recommended and used in the US. These meet WHO guidance.
Offer the highest level of protection from materials and substances at the highest concentrations. They block liquid and solid aerosols.
What is the FFP2 / N95 face mask?
N95 / KN95 / FFP2 face masks are designed to filter out a minimum of 95% of particles. This type of face mask meets the guidance from the World Health Organisation (WHO) for use during pandemics such as Coronavirus.