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Sizing, Wearing & Washing your face gaiter (PDF)

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Resources

Information on COVID-19

 

Check UK guidance

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Check if you have symptoms – NHS

https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19

Check if you have symptoms – Patient Platform

https://patient.info/news-and-features/coronavirus-what-are-asymptomatic-and-mild-covid-19?utm_source=picallouts&utm_medium=trendingarticles&utm_campaign=6

Check the spread of the virus

https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html 

Advice for employers and employees

http://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus

Advice on PPE for health care workers

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-infection-prevention-and-control/covid-19-personal-protective-equipment-ppe

Information on covering your face

The following resources can help explain why and how to take this step.  Experts are encouraging face covering for source control. Whether or not you choose to wear a mask or face gaiter, please be sure to follow all relevant government guidance, e.g. on social distancing and hand washing very strictly.

 

Advice from UK governments:

 

Scottish Government: Coronavirus (COVID-19): public use of face coverings

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-public-use-of-face-coverings/

Coronavirus masks: Boris Johnson signals U-turn over ‘useful’ face coverings

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-face-coverings-useful-when-uk-lockdown-is-eased-says-boris-johnson-11981298

 

 

Efforts in other countries:

 

EU: Using face masks in the community (April 8, 2020)

https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/sites/default/files/documents/COVID-19-use-face-masks-community.pdf

Czech Republic: National campaign ‘I protect you–You protect me’

https://masks4all.org/

USA: The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention recommend use of cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html 

 

Academic papers, reviews, and commentary

 

Iceland lab’s testing suggests 50% of coronavirus cases have no symptoms

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/01/europe/iceland-testing-coronavirus-intl/index.html

Rational use of face masks in the COVID-19 pandemic

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanres/article/PIIS2213-2600(20)30134-X/fulltext

Respiratory source control using a surgical mask: An in vitro study

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4873718/

Effectiveness of facemasks to reduce exposure hazards for airborne infections among general populations

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3306645/

Respiratory source control versus receiver protection: impact of facemask fit.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23544951

Respiratory source control using surgical masks with nanofiber media

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24737728

Testing the Efficacy of Homemade Masks: Would They Protect in an Influenza Pandemic?

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/258525804_Testing_the_Efficacy_of_Homemade_Masks_Would_They_Protect_in_an_Influenza_Pandemic

Professional and home-made face masks reduce exposure to respiratory infections among the general population. PLoS ONE. 2008;3:e2618

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2440799/

Rapid Expert Consultation on the Effectiveness of Fabric Masks for the COVID-19 Pandemic (April 8, 2020)

https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25776/rapid-expert-consultation-on-the-effectiveness-of-fabric-masks-for-the-covid-19-pandemic-april-8-2020

 

Journalism

 

The New York Times: The Coronavirus (in America): The Year Ahead

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/18/health/coronavirus-america-future.html 

“Why we should all wear masks”

https://medium.com/@Cancerwarrior/covid-19-why-we-should-all-wear-masks-there-is-new-scientific-rationale-280e08ceee71

New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/27/health/us-coronavirus-face-masks.html

Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/cdc-considering-recommending-general-public-wear-face-coverings-in-public/2020/03/30/6a3e495c-7280-11ea-87da-77a8136c1a6d_story.html 

 

Other guidance

 

Large percentage of people infected may not show symptoms

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/technical-guidance/infection-prevention-and-control

https://www.who.int/publications-detail/advice-on-the-use-of-masks-in-the-community-during-home-care-and-in-healthcare-settings-in-the-context-of-the-novel-coronavirus-(2019-ncov)-outbreak  

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