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Protective Face Masks FAQs

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What you need to know about protective face masks

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Following the rapid spread of the coronavirus, one of the regulations that were put forth by most governments is the use of protective face masks. However, there have been a lot of questions surrounding the use of the masks and their effectiveness in the war against the pandemic. Lockdown measures that had been imposed by governments in many countries around the world are being eased. However, this does not mean that the war against the highly contagious coronavirus is over. Mandatory donning of protective face masks when out in public has now been adopted in many countries to enable people come out of lockdown and still reduce the spread of corona virus.

Many people have used protective face masks in the UK for the first time over the past few months. Due to this, many facts regarding the safe use of protective face masks are still unknown. We try to address some of the questions that are commonly asked about face masks in the UK. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions associated with our face mask products, which are readily available to order from Trio Plus, as part of our personal protective equipment (PPE) range

Do Protective Face Masks Work?

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The answer to the question is YES. The protective face masks work by preventing transmission of the virus. The masks alone can, however, not protect you from the virus. You have to couple wearing masks with other measures like frequent hand washing, maintaining social distance and avoiding touching risky areas like your face.

Additionally, the type of mask that you use determines how effective it will be. For instance, cloth masks are the least effective because they allow particles to penetrate through. The World Health Organisation recommends the use of disposable 3 ply face masks as they are the most effective.

Disposable Face Masks 3 Ply

These are elastic face masks which are designed with three layers of fabric. The 3-ply factor helps to amplify the level of protection and keep out germs and other harmful materials completely. The three-layered masks contain a protective filter layer that keeps the viruses and bacteria away. There is also the middle layer that absorbs all droplets on the surface of the mask. The purpose of the middle layer is to keep the droplets from infiltrating the mask. The last layer is the inner layer, which helps to absorb water, sweat, and spit, thus preventing it from contacting other people. The elastic face masks are available in different styles and brands, one of the best brands being Trio Plus.

What Is the Role of Disposable Face Masks 3 Ply in The Prevention of COVID-19?

Masks can help prevent the transmission of the virus by stopping the spread of droplets when people cough, sneeze or talk.

What types of protective face masks are available?

There are three types of face masks available to protect yourself. These are:

  • KN95/ N95 masks
  • 3 ply Surgical masks
  • Cloth masks

There are surgical masks that healthcare experts use to protect both the users and the patient. We also have the N95 masks that healthcare experts use to ensure additional protection for nurses and patients.

The public can use any types of masks they prefer, but cloth masks are highly recommended since they are readily available and also easy to make. Cloth masks can also be used multiple times and cleaned in-between use.

Trio Plus Disposable Face Masks 3 Ply

Some of the best qualities of this brand of face masks include;

Maximum protection from harmful substances like dust particles, bacteria and germs.

The mask features multi-structured woven fabric and melts blown cloth that is specifically designed to offer maximum protection.

The products come in a triple folded shape, which is both stylish and practical.

The face masks also come with adjustable nose fitting that helps to create a snug look.

Trio Plus are one of the leading manufactures of surface protection products like foam floor protection liners in the UK. We make products using the best high-quality protective materials. At Trio Plus, we also offer affordable prices, the best customer service and a wide variety of products. We have adequate experience that helps make our products one of a kind

How do the different masks differ in terms of protection?

KN95 and N95 masks are very effective in protecting against harmful particles and viruses that are spread through air. They have a filtration capacity of 95%. These masks are not readily available and are expensive. People who are at high risk of contracting coronavirus should use these masks.

3 ply surgical masks are loose fitting and protect a person from inhaling droplets. They do not protect against viruses. These are the recommended masks for the general population who are not at a high risk of contracting coronavirus.

Cloth masks only protect the person wearing them against inhaling large particles and dust. They do not offer protection from viruses.

Can Masks Be Used in Place of Other Prevention Methods Such as Washing Hands?

No, this is a mistake that you must always avoid. Even with your masks on, you must wash your hands for 20 seconds with alcohol-based detergent or soap. You must also avoid touching face with unwashed hands. You cannot replace these methods with face masks.

When Should One Use a Cloth Mask?

Although Covid rules have changed over the past few months, cloth mask should still be worn ideally when you are out in public. It would be best if you had your face mask on when commuting to work when doing shopping, etc.

How Do I Wear Disposable Face Masks 3 Ply Correctly?

Before putting on your mask, you must use a sanitiser or soap to clean your hands. Ensure that your face mask goes all the way to the bridge of your nose and under your chin. Fasten the ties or loops to make it snug around your face. You must not touch the parts covering your face, nose and mouth. Again, clean your hands thoroughly before taking your mask off.

After How Long Should I Wear a Face Mask Before Switching to Another One?

There is no specific time, and there is no recommended number of disposable face masks one should wear each day but this should depend on what you are doing. If your face mask gets damaged, dirty or if you accidentally touch the inner parts of it then you must change to another one.

Is it mandatory to wear face masks in the office workplace?

Protective facemasks in UK require to be worn by anyone going out in public or places where many people come into contact with one another. The office workplace has many employees who interact with clients from time to time. Therefore, everybody in the office workplace requires using a facemask at all times.

Should teachers and students wear face masks in school?

Students and teachers should wear protective facemasks when in school because they require to interact with each other. The classroom houses many students and teachers who move from one class to the next need to reduce chance of catching or spreading the virus.

Should you use a new protective mask everyday?

You should use a new mask everyday if you are using the three-ply surgical type of protective facemask. KN95 and N95 masks can be sanitised and re-used a few times. Cloth facemasks can be washed with hot water and sanitised for re use as well.

Where can you purchase protective facemasks in UK?

Protective face masks can be purchased online via Trio Plus. We supply personal protective equipment as well as quality, temporary floor, door and surface protection products.