The World Health Organization has released a new set of guidelines concerning the use of Non-medical Face masks. 

WHO guidelines in using non-medical face masks

Below are the Do's of wearing a Non-medical Face Mask:
  • Clean Your Hands before touching the Mask 
  • Inspect the Mask for damage or if dirty 
  • Adjust the Mask to your Face without leaving gaps
  • Cover your Mouth, Nose and Chin
  • Avoid touching the Mask
  • Clean Your Hands before removing the Mask 
  • Remove the mask by the straps behind the ears 
  • Pull the mask away from your face
  • Store the Mask in a clean resealable bag if it is not dirty or wet and you plan reusing it
  • Remove the mask by the straps when taking it out of the bag
  • Wash the mask with soap or detergent in preferably hot water, at least once a day 
  • Clean Your Hands after removing the Mask 

The Don'ts includes:
  • Do not use a mask that looks damaged
  • Do not wear a loose mask
  • Do not wear the mask under the nose
  • Do not remove the mask where there are people within 1 metre
  • Do not use a mask that is difficult to breathe through
  • Do not wear a dirty or wet mask
  • Do not share your mask with others


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