Sizes are approximate:
Small : 11.5” Ear loop to Ear loop
6” at the centre (H)
7” face coverage (W)
Large: 13” Ear loop to Ear Loop
6.5” at centre (H)
Wearing a non-medical mask (for example a homemade cloth mask) in the community has not been proven to protect the person wearing it. Strict hygiene and public health measures, including frequent hand washing and physical (social) distancing, will reduce your chance of being exposed to the virus.
Wearing a non-medical mask is an additional measure you can take to protect others around you.
Wearing a non-medical mask is another way to cover your mouth and nose to prevent your respiratory droplets from contaminating others or landing on surfaces. Just like our recommendation not to cough into your hands (instead, cover your cough with tissues or your sleeve) a mask can reduce the chance that others are coming into contact with your respiratory droplets.
If wearing a non-medical mask makes you feel safer and stops you from touching your nose and mouth, that is also good. But remember not to touch or rub your eyes. It is important to understand that non-medical masks have limitations and need to be used safely.
If you choose to use a non-medical face mask:
Face masks can become contaminated on the outside, or when touched by your hands.
When wearing a mask, take the following precautions to protect yourself:
Non-medical masks alone will not prevent the spread of COVID-19. You must consistently and strictly adhere to good hygiene and public health measures, including frequent hand washing and physical (social) distancing.