Now you can HAVE your mask and HELP your community too!
We're also on a mission to protect the vulnerable in our community with our BUY ONE, GIVE ONE face mask offer. For every limited-edition fabric face mask pack purchased, a matching pack will be delivered to registered aged care facilities around New Zealand.
The Little Accessory with Big Benefits
While it is important to stress that fabric face masks do NOT protect the wearer from airborne COVID-19 particles entering the nose, mouth or eyes, they do have some very worthy benefits.
Reusable face masks help to:
- Reduce anxiety levels when visiting essential services or outdoors
- Minimise face touching
- Capture droplets for those who are unwell and therefore help protect others
- Protect our environment - 100% reusable and washable rather than destined for landfill after one use.
How is COVID-19 Spread?
Like the flu, COVID-19 can be transmitted from person to person. The scientific evidence confirms that COVID-19 is spread by droplets. This means that when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks, they may generate droplets containing the virus. These droplets are too large to stay in the air for long, so they quickly settle on surrounding surfaces.
Droplet-spread diseases can be spread by:
- coughing and sneezing
- close personal contact
- contact with an object or surface with viral particles on it and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.
The health benefits of a fabric face mask
When purchasing a reusable fabric face mask it is very important to note that this type of mask does NOT protect the wearer from airborne COVID-19 particles from entering the nose, mouth or eyes. The primary purpose of a reusable fabric face mask is to minimise face touching. Anything we can do to minimise the transfer of particles from our hands to our face area may help to keep the risk of acquiring the virus down.
How else do I protect myself and others from COVID-19?
By practising good hygiene:
- Covering coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues
- Washing hands for at least 20 seconds with water and soap and drying them thoroughly:
- before eating or handling food
- after using the toilet
- after coughing, sneezing, blowing your nose or wiping children’s noses
- after caring for sick people
- after dealing with pets