Face Cover Wear and Care
How to Wear and Care for Your English Fine Cottons Face Cover
During these uncertain times, your re-usable face cover is likely to become something you take with you everywhere. We've designed a covering to be as effective as possible while still being luxurious, comfortable, breathable and more importantly long-lasting. But, there's still some important things to bear in mind...
- Place the mask over your nose and mouth. Make sure the nose bar is at the top and bring Bring the lowest part of the mask underneath your chin.
- Tie the straps, placing the top straps over the highest point of your head.
- Finally, curve the nose bar, over the bridge of your nose, so that the mask fits comfortably sealing the nose and mouth within the face piece.
Because the face-cover is at risk of being contaminated, it's recommended you decontaminate it after every wear.
- Wash the mask at or above 60c using a domestic washing cycle
- Use a proprietary standard detergent
- Tumble dry if possible and iron when dry
- Do not dry clean your face cover and never use bleach to clean it
Best Practice for Using Your Face Cover
- Wash and iron your face cover before you use it for the first time - and of course for every time thereafter.
- Clean your hands with soap and water or alcohol based sanitiser after you put it on.
- When removing your face cover, take it off from the back by unfastening the ties and avoid touching the fabric face cover itself.
- Wash your hands or apply alcohol based hand sanitiser immediately after removing the mask
This is a non-medical face mask that isn't intended as a surgical mask or as a specialised PPE mask, that are intended for use by health professionals. Face-coverings like this one, which are designed for use by members of the general public, are intended to support and enhance the Government's social distancing advice and are not a substitute for it.
While 100% cotton masks, when made from a high quality, high thread count fabric, are believed to effectively filter out some aerosol particles, it is generally accepted they only help reduce the risk of ongoing transmission and shouldn't be worn to protect the wearer. In effect, your mask helps reduce the risk to others and in turn, theirs reduces the risk for you.