How to Use a Face Mask

Proper use of face masks is critical for those who wish to avoid being sick. Almost counter-intuitively, wearing a face mask may cause an infection if not worn properly. This is because people who wear a face mask are more likely to continually touch their face. It is important that, if you are wearing a face mask, to avoid touching the mask after it has been put in place over your head.

How to Take a Face Mask Off

  1. Before touching the mask, once again, ensure that you clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

  2. Remove the straps from behind the head or ears without touching the front of the mask.

  3. As you remove the mask, lean forward and pull the mask away from your face.

  4. Masks for sale are for single use only. Discard the mask immediately, preferably into a closed bin.

  5. Clean your hands after touching the mask.

  6. Always be aware of the condition of the mask. Replace it if it gets soiled or damp.


A mask alone cannot protect you from Covid-19. It must be combined with other measures, including:

  • maintaining at least two metres distance from each other

  • washing your hands frequently and avoid touching your eyes mouth and nose while wearing a mask

  • stay safe and help prevent the spread of Covid-19

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