We have washable face masks for sale in Dublin. Our first shipment has just arrived in Belfast !!! 12th May 2020
Wearing face masks in Dublin or even anywhere in Ireland might have sounded a bit far fetched a few weeks ago. However wearing face masks in Dublin needn’t be all doom and gloom. It might well become normal for a while to have to wear face masks on Dublin public transport or in shops.
The problem with the light blue face masks that you see in hospitals on the TV is that they are disposable. You wear them once and throw them away. Not very eco friendly ?
We have a solution . We, at Escape Rooms Belfast have decided to set up a shop selling reusable and washable face masks. We are going to stock all sorts of styles and colours of face masks.
They are available to purchase on our new website Face Mask Boutique.
Here a few links to some of the face masks available. We have a delivery due in a few days. All orders will be sent out first class post from our Belfast Face Mask Shop.
Post and packing costs £1.50 no matter how many masks that you order. Delivery available to all of UK and ROI.
We dont see it becoming compulsory to wear face masks everywhere in public in Ireland. However, it could easily become compulsory on Dublin public transport and at work. Most people have been wearing disposable face masks up until now. As the restrictions are eased, it is probable that more people will want to wear face masks in public places , just to be safe.
That is why we think that more people are going to want to have their own personal face mask to wear. People are thinking more about the environment and are looking for more and more eco friendly products. Belfast was one of the first places to close down before the government restrictions came in to place. The streets of Dublin were very quiet a 4 or 5 days before the government approved a lockdown. People wanted to be safe and werent prepared to wait on the government to tell them what to do.
Here a few of the latest news articles advising the public to consider wearing face masks in enclosed spaces and one from The Guardian quoting Nicola Sturgeon last week.
The truth is practically nowhere. We found that it was extremely difficult to buy disposable face masks in Dublin. We also had to consider the moral situation. We couldn’t justify buying masks that should have been going to the health service. Our solution was simple. One of our staff made home made masks. They were very simple and made of cotton.
He found this article on CNN . How to make your own face mask.
It’s definitely worth a read if you want to make your own face masks.
I decided to look for another solution as well. that’s when I realised that the only place that we were able to order any was from China. The delivery times for face masks were 6 /8 weeks. That was no good for us. after some more digging, we found some more expensive masks that would be delivered earlier.
One thing led to another and we decided on buying a larger shipment because we were pretty sure that more people around about dublin would probably want them as well.
So Escape rooms Belfast have set up Face Mask Boutique. it should keep us busy again until we start to crank up the escape rooms again.
Not all face masks are the same, so it is worth knowing which masks are the most effective at blocking the tiniest of particles. In this case, we are looking at viruses. Most common types of masks that you can buy have to meet certain standards. Different standards need tested with particles of different sizes: testing with particles of 0.1 microns in diameter is the highest standard, while testing with particles of 0.3 microns in diameter is much more more standard in testing small particles.
The main types of masks that you can buy are P2, N95, KN95, FFP2 and FFP3.
The UK government guidance on the wearing of face masks in public has stayed same throughout the crisis so far: the government has advised the public to to stay focused on social distancing and then washing your hands rather than wearing face masks in public. However, Nicola Sturgeon’s government in Holyrood has decided to make different recommendations and is advising people to wear a masks in public places if they want to. This is much the same as in many other countries around the world but it’s not the policy of World Health Organization .
WHO policy is that unless you are showing symptoms, or are caring for people who are suspected to be sick with COVID-19, the public dont have to wear face masks. They think that washing your hands and using socail distancing are best. These guidelines came under review after research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found that coughs could reach up to six metres away and sneezes could reach up to up to eight metres away . That kind of flies in the face of social distancing guidelines advising people to keep 2 m apart. After much deliberation, the WHO panel decided that its previous advice should stand and that medical masks should be reserved for healthcare workers and not the general public. This decision contradicts that taken by the US public health body, the CDC, which recommends that US citizens should wear cloth face masks when out in public. It would seem that even major scientific bodies around the world are split on whether or not people should wear face masks in public.
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