• Cloth masks protect you from coronavirus and help to reduce its spread.
  • Even with a mask, it is still important to stick to the other measures to stop coronavirus spreading.
  • Children under 2 years should not wear a mask.
  • A good cloth mask has 3 layers (avoid T-shirt fabric) and can be washed in hot water.
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If you are sick with COVID-19 or caring for someone who has it, speak to your health worker or hotline about what masks and protection to use.

Use a cloth mask safely:

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  • Wash your hands before and after using your mask.
  • Ensure your mask covers your mouth and nose.
  • Touch only the straps when you remove it.
  • Replace mask if wet. Put in a container until you can wash it.
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PACK Home - do not fiddle with mask

Do not touch your face or fiddle with your mask.

PACK Home - do not share masks

Do not share masks. If you do not have one, use bandana or scarf instead.

PACK Home - do no leave masks lying around
Don’t leave used masks lying around, they may have coronavirus on them.
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Wash masks with soap and very hot water (60°C). If the water is not very hot, boil the mask for 1 minute to disinfect it.

Have at least 2 masks so that you have a clean one ready.