There has been so much debate in the country about wearing face coverings and why should we wear them and when should we wear them, that here at Buypod we thought we would have a look for ourselves.
There is no surefire way to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and no PPE will be completely effective at blocking the virus. However, wearing face coverings could be very helpful, according to research backed by the World Health Organization (WHO). Wearing face coverings lowers the risk of infection or transmission to 3% compared to 17% when you do not have anything on your face. That is a risk reduction of more than 80%.
Why should we wear a face covering?
- Face coverings reduce the spread of coronavirus droplets from coughs, sneezes and speaking.
- They should mainly be worn to protect other people from coronavirus, rather than yourself. However, the Buypod mask significantly protects you aswell.
- When worn correctly, they should cover the nose and mouth, which are the main confirmed sources of transmission.
- They can help to reduce the spread of the virus from people who are contagious, including those who have no symptoms, or are yet to develop them.
The Buypod face covering can offer protection to the wearer, although they are not a replacement for social distancing and hand-washing.
Where must they be worn in the UK?
Face coverings are now compulsory across the UK when:
- Travelling on public transport
- In shops, supermarkets and shopping centres
- Not seated at a table to eat or drink in hospitality venues
- In hospitality venues you need to wear one whilst being seated at your table, until your food arrives, leaving your table to use the facilities and when leaving the venue
People can be refused travel for not following the rules or fined as a last resort. All over the UK the police can issue fines to someone breaking the face covering rules. Repeat offenders face bigger fines.
In England and Scotland, face coverings are also compulsory in a number of indoor spaces, including:
- Banks, building societies and post offices
- Places of worship
- Museums, galleries and entertainment venues
- Libraries and public reading rooms
Scotland also requires face coverings to be worn in indoor spaces, such as staff canteens and corridors in workplaces. It no longer requires couples to wear them when exchanging marriage vows.
In Wales, face coverings must be worn in all indoor public places by customers and staff.
In Northern Ireland, they must be worn in “any other indoor place where goods or services are available to buy or rent”.
As the UK are now entering another lockdown, everybody must do there bit to stop the spread of the virus and wearing a face covering is one way.
Keep yourself and your family safe now, buy your face coverings here
Stay safe everybody
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