Disposable medical face mask – Type IIR
How to use a mask
➤ Carefully cover your mouth and nose with the mask and fasten it properly, eliminating any gaps between your face and the mask as far as possible
➤ Avoid touching the mask while you’re wearing it. Once you’ve touched a used mask, for example when taking it off, wash your hands with soap and water or clean them with a hand disinfectant
➤ As soon as your mask gets damp (every two hours or so) replace it with a new clean, dry one.
➤ Never re-use disposable masks
➤ Never keep them after use; dispose of them immediately after use
➤ Mask on its own won’t provide complete protection. It should always be used in conjunction with other hygienic measures to reduce the risk of transmitting the flu.
Who is recommended to wear a mask?
➤ People with COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms at home who can’t keep at least one meter away from other people
➤ People with COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms who have to leave their home (for example to go to the doctor or hospital)
➤ People who can’t keep at least one meter away from a sick person at home, regardless of whether the sick person is wearing a mask
The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) recommends that each member of the public have a personal supply of 50 masks.